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    1. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Casino shares jumping as it sells stake in Thai hypermarkets

      Shares in Casino Guichard are at their highest level in two months after the French supermarket chain, which last year...

    2. January 18, 2016

      Casino bonds crumple on negative debt watch

      The bonds of French supermarket chain Casino are reeling today after the company was put on negative credit watch by...

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    1. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Casino shares dropping as investment grade at risk

      There has not been an awful lot of good news recently for Casino, the French supermarket chain. The group had a...

    2. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Casino beats expectations but still suffers in Brazil

      Casino, the French supermarket chain in the crosshairs of research firm and short seller Muddy Waters, continues to...

    3. Fast FT

      December 21, 2015

      France's Casino contests Muddy Waters' claims

      Casino has issued a lengthy rebuttal to claims made by the US short seller and research firm Muddy Waters, which last...

    4. Fast FT

      December 18, 2015

      Casino shares still under pressure

      French retailer Casino Guichard is again among the biggest fallers on the Euro stoxx index on Friday, down more than 2...

    5. December 17, 2015

      Muddy Waters sends shares in Casino tumbling

      Shares in French retailer Casino fell by a fifth on Thursday after US short seller and research firm Muddy Waters said...

    6. Fast FT

      December 17, 2015

      Muddy Waters sends Casino shares tumbling

      Shares in French retailer Casino fell over 11 percent on Thursday after US short seller and research firm Muddy Waters...

    7. Fast FT

      December 15, 2015

      Noble in talks with COFCO over agricultural stake

      Noble Group is in advanced talks with COFCO to sell China’s state-backed grain trader its stake in their agricultural...

    8. FT Alphaville

      November 6, 2015

      Fragile, gameable markets and a psychotic SEC

      As Bloomberg Screamed On Friday… Scottish Man Faces 25 Years in U.S. Jail Over Stock Tweets The Scottish man in...

    9. October 15, 2015

      Muddy Waters attacks TeliaSonera over transparency

      Muddy Waters, the US short seller, has accused TeliaSonera of withholding information about alleged corruption in the...

    10. September 24, 2015

      Best of Money: Why bother cooking the books at all?

      In August 1992, my book Accounting for Growth was published. It exposed how companies used accounting trickery to...

    11. June 17, 2015

      Noble Group chief hits back at critics

      Noble Group’s chief executive has become embroiled in a war of words with one of the company’s fiercest critics, as the...

    12. June 11, 2015

      Noble Group at risk of being downgraded by S&P to junk status

      Noble Group, the Asian commodities trader that is under fire over its accounting practices, has been put on notice by...

    13. June 3, 2015

      Focus Media set for China backdoor listing

      Focus Media Holding, a Chinese billboard company that abandoned its New York listing after an attack by a prominent...

    14. May 5, 2015

      Noble sees $1bn rise in net debt amid profits recovery

      Noble Group, the commodities trader facing allegations of aggressive book keeping, brushed aside concerns about a 22...

    15. April 13, 2015

      Noble’s chairman should not be on key committee, says proxy firm

      Noble Group, the trader accused of aggressive accounting practices, should make major changes to a key board committee...

    16. April 10, 2015

      Noble Group comes out swinging after fresh attack

      Noble Group has come out fighting against an attack by Muddy Waters, calling the US-based short seller’s report...

    17. FT Alphaville

      April 9, 2015

      Spotting lies, and the lying liars who layer them

      Can you spot a lie? What about a half-truth, a sin of omission or the telling smirk of someone who thinks they got away...

    18. March 20, 2015

      Music venues can’t get no satisfaction

      In the crimson, cavernous interior of the 100 Club, Jeff Horton points to a scuffed platform, clad with pieces of duct...

    19. March 6, 2015

      Noble vows greater transparency in defence of accounting methods

      Noble Group, Asia’s biggest commodities trader by sales, has promised greater transparency as it mounted a robust...

    20. March 2, 2015

      Noble chairman increases his stake

      The chairman and founder of Noble Group has increased his shareholding in the commodity trader as it attempts to deal...

    21. February 17, 2015

      Short seller Muddy Waters bets long on Vincent Bolloré

      Muddy Waters, one of the world’s best-known short sellers, has taken its first public long position — saying that the...

    22. December 16, 2014

      Olam buys Archer Daniels Midland’s cocoa business for $1.3bn

      Olam is buying the cocoa business of Archer Daniels Midland for $1.3bn, in the biggest deal by the Singaporean...

    23. November 5, 2014

      Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Hammersmith Apollo, London – review

      Like the Bosphorus, east and west meet in Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens. The passage hasn’t always been smooth....

    24. October 8, 2014

      Olam looks to co-invest in Africa

      Olam, one of the world’s biggest traders of rice, cocoa and coffee, is searching for strategic partners so that it can...

    25. September 11, 2014

      Morgan Stanley backs Tianhe amid fraud allegations

      Morgan Stanley’s private equity arm is standing “resolutely” by its $700m investment in Tianhe Chemicals, as the...

    26. May 20, 2014

      Sino-Forest creditors sue ex-chief for C$3bn over alleged fraud

      The creditors of collapsed Chinese forestry group Sino-Forest have sued Allen Chan Tak-yuen, the company’s former...

    27. FT Alphaville

      March 28, 2014

      A defense of occasional slow disclosure

      Some lawmakers are calling on the SEC to look at the disclosure rules for activist hedge funds, according to the Wall...

    28. March 14, 2014

      Temasek unit makes cash offer for Olam

      A consortium led by Temasek, Singapore’s state investment agency, has made a cash offer for Olam that values the...

    29. 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...

    30. FT Alphaville

      January 14, 2014

      Stop the frauds, an additional auditor option

      How might Chinese fraudsters be stopped? SkyTides, an investment firm started by a former auditor, has a suggestion:...

    31. beyondbrics

      November 1, 2013

      Qunar share price surge on IPO debut [updated]

      Who’s afraid of investing in small Chinese companies? Not US investors. Shares in Qunar, a popular travel website owned...

    32. November 1, 2013

      Southern Cross the Dog, by Bill Cheng

      Southern Cross the Dog, by Bill Cheng, Picador, RRP£14.99 / Ecco, RRP$25.99, 336 pages William Styron might be rolling...

    33. November 1, 2013

      China’s answer to Craigslist surges on US debut

      58.com, China’s answer to Craigslist, surged nearly 42 per cent to $24.12 in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange...

    34. beyondbrics

      October 31, 2013

      About those US-listed Chinese IPOs...

      Are US-listed Chinese stocks back? Judging by the 42 per cent share price pop enjoyed by 58.com on its first day of...

    35. 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...

    36. August 23, 2013

      Mississippi Blues Trail harnesses history for heritage tourism

      In Tupelo, you can see the house where Elvis was born. In Clarksdale, you can visit the cabin where Muddy Waters was...

    37. July 21, 2013

      Short-sellers: sound and fury

      Rebellion is hard to keep up. Biting the head off a bat on stage works brilliantly. But how to follow up? The...

    38. 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...

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