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  1. FT Alphaville

    July 11, 2014

    Camp on camera - II

    Izy talks cryptocurrencies and a future cashless society…   Michael Pettis talks with David about how China will only...

  2. FT Alphaville

    June 30, 2014

    Camp AV: your nearly-final warning

    Okay. So you already know that Camp Alphaville is on Wednesday, July 2. And you know we have Carson Block, George Magnus,...

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  1. Special Report: Boldness in Business 2012

    Seven success stories are honoured in this year’s awards...
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  1. MBA blog

    June 25, 2014

    Come along to an FT festival

    Are you struggling to study in the library? Do you want to meet economists, investment bankers, strategists and corporate...

  2. FT Alphaville

    June 23, 2014

    Camp Alphaville: China panel question bleg

    Camp Alphaville is just over a week away and I’m going to have two hours and a microphone with Michael Pettis, Carson Block,...

  3. FT Alphaville

    May 28, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Peace. Love. Higher Returns: Camp Alphaville is on in London on July 2nd featuring, in no particular order: beer, robots,...

  4. FT Alphaville

    May 23, 2014

    Camp Alphaville

    We’re throwing a conference. Expect serious ideas about China, robot disruption, and how markets have gone nuts. Some of the...

  5. FT Alphaville

    May 21, 2014

    Camp Alphaville -- all the details

    We’re throwing a conference. Expect serious ideas about China, robot disruption, and how markets have gone nuts. Some of the...

  6. February 4, 2014

    Muddy Waters rode shorting wave on Blinkx shares

    Carson Block, the investor known for betting against shares in Chinese companies, revealed on Tuesday that he had profited...

  7. November 18, 2013

    Olam strategy yet to convince investors

    A year ago this month, Sunny Verghese, chief executive of Olam, faced the biggest crisis in the Asian agribusiness group’s...

  8. October 28, 2013

    NQ: Counting the cash

    Remember that heart-stopping fear when you reach for your wallet and find that it is missing? Investor emotions when someone...

  9. October 25, 2013

    China web group hits back at Carson Block claims

    A Chinese internet security company that is the latest target of short seller Carson Block has fought back against what it...

  10. April 25, 2013

    Olam slashes spending in strategic review

    Olam, the Asian commodities trading house, sought to draw a line under five months of uncertainty by scaling back its...

  11. April 5, 2013

    Olam drops suit against Carson Block

    Asian commodities group Olam has dropped its lawsuit against Carson Block, marking a further retreat from a bruising...

  12. December 15, 2012

    Target groups find ways to fight short sellers

    Targets of short sellers might think a lawsuit is the most obvious weapon to reach for when preparing a counterattack. But...

  13. December 14, 2012

    China investors grow angry at mud-slinging

    The production line is a whirring mass of rollers, wheels and pipes, monitored by men at computer panels. Forklifts zip...

  14. December 7, 2012

    Block shows off his righteous side

    It is barely two years since Carson Block set up Muddy Waters and made a splash by publicly damning Chinese companies he...

  15. FT Alphaville

    December 6, 2012

    It's a tough short life

    Muddy Waters’ Carson Block has made some big claims about the companies he and his colleagues have targeted and shorted, the...

  16. December 5, 2012

    Olam faces questions despite fundraising

    Is Olam, the Singapore agribusiness, out of the woods? Two weeks into a bruising battle against US short seller Carson...

  17. November 28, 2012

    Olam hits back at Muddy Waters allegations

    Olam, the Asian commodity business under attack from short seller Muddy Waters Research, struck back with a robust defence...

  18. November 27, 2012

    Report catalogues concerns about Olam

    From his Singapore headquarters Sunny Verghese, the Indian chief executive of Olam, had been waiting anxiously for a...

  19. November 27, 2012

    Olam / Muddy Waters – answers please

    Muddy Waters took its name from a Chinese proverb about fishing in unclear waters. It doesn’t get much cloudier than a...

  20. November 27, 2012

    Muddy Waters issues critical Olam report

    Muddy Waters Research, the short selling firm, on Tuesday warned that Olam, the Asian commodity business, runs a high risk...

  21. FT Alphaville

    November 27, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York… ALPHAVILLE How Ozzy got his Canuck: Canada’s central bank governer Mark Carney may have played hard...

  22. FT Alphaville

    November 27, 2012

    Muddy Waters (finally) publishes report on Olam

    Carson Block has faced some criticism in the past couple of days (such as from the FT’s Lex) for the week-long delay in...

  23. November 26, 2012

    Olam / Muddy Waters – Blocked off

    What in the world of cocoa, coffee, cotton and cashews is Carson Block up to regarding Olam? One week after the short seller...

  24. November 25, 2012

    Olam gives critics short shrift

    For a chief executive who has seen his company’s credibility attacked by a prominent shortseller, and its shares whiplash as...

  25. beyondbrics

    November 24, 2012

    The weekender, November 24

    The week in a nutshell on beyondbrics: our most read, five things we have learnt and the week in one chart. This week: Olam....

  26. November 23, 2012

    Olam hits back at Block with libel suit

    Some say Carson Block, the short seller who made his name exposing Chinese corporate frauds, shifted his focus from the...

  27. November 21, 2012

    Complex business makes Olam vulnerable

    In Olam’s annual report, there are pictures of almond orchards in California, a coffee plantation in Laos and workers...

  28. November 21, 2012

    Olam launches Muddy Waters libel case

    Olam has launched a libel suit against Muddy Waters and its founder, Carson Block, sharply escalating its dispute with the...

  29. November 20, 2012

    Olam/Muddy Waters – light on details

    Carson Block is upping his game. The founder of Muddy Waters Research has moved on from Chinese forestry groups listed in...

  30. FT Alphaville

    November 20, 2012

    Muddy Waters vs Olam: from New Zealand, with fudge

    Carson Block of Muddy Waters laid into Singapore-based commodities trading group Olam International at Monday’s Sohn...

  31. November 20, 2012

    Short seller with Olam in his sights

    It was a pitch perfect delivery to a dangerously influential audience: on Monday afternoon, in the bowels of the Marriott...

  32. November 19, 2012

    Olam launches defence against Muddy Waters

    Olam, one of Asia’s largest agribusiness groups, has launched an impassioned defence of its integrity after comments from a...

  33. June 21, 2012

    Evergrande accused of fraud and bribery

    Shares in Evergrande, one of China’s largest property developers, tumbled on Thursday after a US shortseller accused the...

  34. April 10, 2012

    Selling Chinese companies short becomes complex

    Having made a killing in 2011 betting against Chinese companies listed in the US, shortsellers are no longer finding it as...

  35. beyondbrics

    April 6, 2012

    Sino-Forest suffers another blow

    embed1 Things keep getting worse for Sino-Forest, the Toronto-listed Chinese forestry company that filed for bankruptcy...

  36. March 30, 2012

    Sino-Forest files for bankruptcy protection

    Sino-Forest, the Chinese forestry company plagued by accusations of overstating its assets, has filed for bankruptcy...

  37. beyondbrics

    March 21, 2012

    [video] Carson Block on the Muddy Waters approach

    Carson Block, founder and chief executive of the company Muddy Waters Research, which provides analyst coverage of...

  38. March 20, 2012

    New kid on the block

    When Carson Block published his first research report under the Muddy Waters name in mid-2010, he was still the chief...

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