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Beijing frees Canadians after Huawei CFO reaches deal with US prosecutors
Meng Wanzhou flies to China after resolving fraud charges while Spavor and Kovrig return to Canada
Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer who has been held in Vancouver for almost three years on criminal fraud...
Property law: can we ban a paparazzo who lurks on our street?
Plus, what does it mean when the lease on the flat I’m buying is ‘defective’?
...and act in their best interests.Most lenders subscribe to the UK Finance Mortgage Lender’s Handbook which is relatively...
US is still grasping for a solution on how to insure against floods
True cost of a Federal programme has been less than fully transparent
...financial system. Flood insurance underwriters have been trying to do that for decades. Yet flood finance is...
Half of UK parents plan to treat children unequally in their wills
Survey reveals lack of financial understanding between generations, with many offspring set for surprises
Just over half of parents propose to split their wealth equally between their children when they die, with the rest...
Evergrande’s plight brings no joy to the man behind its big short
Andrew Left predicted the demise of the Chinese property group but is not celebrating its debt crunch
In March 2012, Andrew Left, a short-seller based in the US, received a mysterious package with no return address. Inside...
Wall Street charts weekly gain while bond yields tick higher
Chinese property group Evergrande has loomed over global financial markets
...of bitcoin fell 5 per cent in response as did the shares of scores of US-listed companies linked to digital finance such...
Top investors split on direction of ‘tempestuous’ China’s markets
Bulls like Ray Dalio and Howard Marks spar with more downbeat managers such as Kyle Bass
China’s crackdown on foreign investors and domestic property speculation has prompted many international investors to...
Germany’s electoral oracle struggles to divine the post-Merkel future
Pinneberg has for decades sided with the party that claimed power but this year’s picture is unclear
...Scholz, Germany’s finance minister, bears responsibility for several German financial scandals, she shrugged....
‘I feel human again’: migrants on Greek island transfer to EU-funded facility
With hot water and Wi-Fi, new centre on Samos offers improved conditions compared with the old camp
...accountant who worked at the Syrian finance ministry before his house was destroyed in the civil war. “This was...
Olaf Scholz leads by whisker in last hours before German election
Final rallies by chancellor hopefuls eclipsed by crowds at climate protests as race to succeed Merkel tightens
...their ratings.Scholz, the German finance minister and deputy chancellor, has by far the highest personal approval ratings...
Evergrande leaves China’s economy at a turning point
Transition away from reliance on real estate will need deft handling
In 2007, China’s then premier Wen Jiabao called the economy “unstable, unbalanced, uncoordinated and unsustainable”. The...
China expands crackdown by declaring all crypto activities ‘illegal’
Country’s central bank seeks to stop residents trading on overseas exchanges
China has expanded its crackdown on cryptocurrencies by declaring that all activities related to digital coins are...
Chinese conglomerate HNA says chief executive and chair arrested by police
Chen Feng and Adam Tan were the remaining co-founders of the beleaguered group
Chinese police have detained the two remaining co-founders of HNA in the latest twist in the collapse of China’s...
GFG’s timetable slips for refinancing $5bn of Greensill debt
Cooling commodity markets threaten Sanjeev Gupta’s battle to preserve his sprawling metals conglomerate
Sanjeev Gupta’s timetable for refinancing $5bn of borrowing from collapsed finance firm Greensill Capital has slipped...
UK’s green gilt success points to pricing dilemma for retail version
Government’s decision on interest rate will involve tricky trade-off between public purse and savers’ pockets
...green bonds argue that symbolism is important to demonstrate the government’s commitment to making finance greener. The...
Chile loses haven status as inflation and populism deter investors
Borrowing costs at their highest level in more than seven years
Felipe Larraín fondly remembers the moment when Chile’s status as an investment haven peaked. “I was finance minister...
Climate change is getting real for investors
Gas crisis and impact of simmering planet now having direct effect on asset allocation decisions
..., in investment parlance, a macro risk. The finance industry’s fondness for a portmanteau means it already has a name...
Chinese booze baron jailed for life in latest warning to tycoons
The maker of Mao’s beloved ‘baijiu’ became enmeshed with Xi Jinping’s anti-graft crusade
One of the world’s biggest booze barons, who steered the growth of a maker of Mao Zedong’s favourite firewater to...
Evergrande bondholders left in the dark as crucial deadline passes
Indebted Chinese property developer faces imminent default on $84m offshore coupon payment
Investors in an Evergrande offshore bond say they have yet to receive a closely watched interest payment that was due on...
Bank stocks as bellwethers
And back to the ’50s, again
...finance and economics. If things are so good, why aren’t bank stocks doing better?Back in June, I was wondering why banks...
Sparks fly in last German debate before election
Potential coalition partners agree on Europe, but spar over China
...German finance ministers and leaders of the European Institutions smooth things over with warm words, the EU is...
Hindu nationalists turn their sights on India’s corporate titans
Accusations that companies are undermining the state are unlikely to help attract much-needed investment
...launch.Taxpayers, and the government, are rightly frustrated. Nirmala Sitharaman, finance minister, has twice...
A close-up view of Germany’s democratic puzzle
Working as an election observer, John Kampfner takes the temperature of a nation emerging from the Merkel era
...best possible gloss on the fact that Scholz, as finance minister, worked hand-in-hand with Merkel, including overseeing...
Germany’s unusually unpredictable election
About 25% of voters haven’t decided heading to the poll this weekend
...will end up running the finance ministry and that will mean some pretty orthodox conservative fiscal policy for Germany...
Is it time to avoid investing in China?
While economic growth remains strong, Beijing’s crackdown on private business bodes ill for portfolio investors
The Chinese government’s crackdown on privately owned companies and entrepreneurs has captured the world’s attention and...
Rich People’s Problems: Should I slum it on a package holiday?
Snobbery about all-inclusive deals is misplaced, says James Max
Utter the words “package” or “all-inclusive” in the context of a holiday and you might receive a withering look from...
US arrests finance chief of Russian natural gas group Novatek
Mark Gyetvay indicted on tax charges connected to $93m in offshore accounts
The US has arrested one of the most influential executives in Russia’s natural gas industry over alleged tax misconduct...
Rishi Sunak set to tighten UK financial regulations after Greensill scandal
Chancellor orders two reviews following report by Treasury select committee
...Whitehall by the Cameron government in 2012 — where he pushed “supply-chain finance”, a form of factoring.The Conservative...
Look to Japan for lessons on Evergrande
The fate of a regional bank in the 1990s shows what happens when the pillar of government support is removed
...links them is a question that stalked Japan in 1997 and now hangs over Chinese finance: namely, what is the pillar of...
Deutsche Wohnen investor seeks injunction to block capital increase
Proposed deal to help seal €18bn Vonovia merger ‘unprecedented and legally questionable’, says US hedge fund
...enlarged company, while finance director Philip Grosse would become the new chief financial officer.Deutsche...
The high-end retirement homes aimed at wealthy boomers
With gyms, spas and cocktails, a new type of housing promises a retirement with a difference — but at a cost
Stephanie Hoppen never thought she would end up in a home designed for people aged over 60. Happily living in a four...