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China’s economic outlook is causing global jitters. Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA
The Chinese government’s heavy handed efforts to contain recent stock market volatility – the latest move prohibits short-selling and sales by major shareholders – have seriously damaged its credibility. But China’s policy failures should come as no surprise. Policymakers there are far from the first to mismanage financial markets, currencies, […]

China wants brokers to hand over their stock-market trading records

Thomson ReutersAn investor in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Hangzhou.China is asking foreign and Chinese-owned brokerages in Hong Kong and Singapore to hand over stock-trading records, sources with direct knowledge of the requests told Reuters, extending its pursuit of investors shorting Chinese stocks to overseas jurisdictions.Three sources at Chinese brokerages and two […]

The Chinese stock market gold rush continued this week – Quartz

The Chinese stock market gold rush continued this week – Quartz

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SHAREWritten byMelvin Backman@melvinbackmanObsessionChina in transitionApril 3, 2015China’s stock market is on fire this year. It’s up more than 47% in just a few short months; that includes a 7.5% surge in the last week alone, making it a standout in world markets.ShareTap image to zoomThat’s the kind of […]

When Janet Yellen starts talking about stocks, hit mute

Putin biographer: He’s not dead — but chaos is brewing in the Kremlin by : Friday 02:45:00 CTCategories: markets, streamThere’s something going on behind the scenes in the Kremlin.Russian president Vladimir Putin hasn’t been seen in public since March 5. (Video featuring Putin on March 13 was not live.)Analysts are speculating that his absence suggests there may be a […]

This could be the first sign of an impending stock market crash | The …

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From Jeff Clark, editor, Stansberry Short Report:Investors have plenty of reasons to be afraid right now…There’s the rapidly falling price of oil… The big decline in the value of global currencies… The Russian military action in the Ukraine… And the possibility of the European Union falling apart.It’s unsurprising that many investors are looking for the stock market to […]

Stock Market News for December 17, 2014 – Zacks Investment …

Benchmarks ended in the red for the third-straight session after volatile trading on Tuesday. A nosedive in Russian ruble raised worries about the global economy. Ruble slumped despite Russian central bank hiking interest rates to 17%. Moreover, uncertainty regarding the rate hike in the US ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting also dented investor sentiment. Decline in technology […]

Apple Now Worth More Than Entire Russian Stock Market | Zero …

With Apple at record highs, its market capitalization is now bigger than Russia’s entire stock market (the 20th largest market in the world). What’s more, as Bloomberg notes, there would be enough money left over after selling Apple and buying Russia to purchase over 190 million contract-free 64Gb iPhone6 Pluses (enough for every Russian).As Bloomberg adds,

If you owned Apple Inc., […]

Russian Stock Market Still Up Since Jay Carney Talked of Shorting It

Russian Stock Market Up Despite Jay Carney ‘Short’ TalkBy Steven Dennis Posted at 12:24 p.m. on Aug. 28(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)It’s been more than five months since CQ Roll Call asked Jay Carney about the stock market in Russia — and he talked about shorting it. You’d have lost a bundle if you followed that advice.“I wouldn’t, if I were you, […]

Stock Market News for August 12, 2014 – Zacks Investment Research

Benchmarks ended in the green yesterday following hopes that tensions between Russia and Ukraine would recede. Encouraging corporate news, ceasefire agreement in Gaza and subdued Chinese inflation data also boosted the markets.For a look at the issues currently facing the markets, make sure to read today’s Ahead of Wall Street articleThe Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) rose 0.1%, to close […]

US stocks fall as geopolitical risks remain |

NEW YORK The stock market pulled back slightly Tuesday, following two days of gains, as investors focused on the damage that ongoing geopolitical tensions were causing the global economy.Energy stocks were among the biggest decliners, dragged down by lower oil prices.U.S. stock indexes opened modestly higher but turned lower at mid-morning and stayed there for the rest of the day. […]