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Covid-19 heightens private-equity investors’ interest in sport

“THE COVID situation has been a disaster for everybody,” says Andy Holt, the owner of Accrington Stanley, a football club in England’s third tier....

Will central-bank digital currencies break the banking system?

IMAGINE IT IS 2035 and a financial crisis is raging. Credit is drying up; banks’ share prices look like ski slopes and every news...

Despite a weak economy, India’s stockmarket is at record highs

What do investors know that economists don’t?THE MOOD ON Dalal Street, Mumbai’s version of Wall Street, is jubilant. Record highs are being achieved in...

Joe Biden’s choice of economic advisers signals his priorities

The team stands out for its diversity, and its emphasis on climate change and labour rightsJOE BIDEN’S record as president may well hinge on...

Meet the data firms cashing in on the quant-investing boom

S&P’s plan to buy IHS Markit is the latest in a slew of deals in the industryTRADERS AND their Bloomberg terminals are seldom parted....

Music royalties are proving a hit for investors

Apart from being fun to own, they offer steady dividendsBEN STENNIS is a country-music songwriter from Nashville who has written hits for performers such...

How Ping An, an insurer, became a fintech super-app

A JOB INTERVIEW at Ping An is a strange experience. To become an agent at the insurance group, the world’s largest by market capitalisation,...

Should you buy European shares?

The meat of the pitch is that things are not as bad as you probably thinkTWO MEN are sitting in adjacent restaurant booths. One...

S&P pays $44bn for IHS Markit as financial-data providers race for scale

Like their consumer-tech counterparts, market-information providers want to lock clients into self-contained ecosystemsIN 2003 LANCE UGGLA, a Canadian stockbroker, founded a financial-data startup in...

Hawala traders are being squeezed by regulators and covid-19

PACKED TRADING floors are rare these days. An exception is the Shahzada currency-exchange market in Kabul. Seven days a week hundreds of men crowd...

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