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Three Arrows Capital has filed for bankruptcy in the US, highlighting the scale and reach of the prominent crypto investment firm’s borrowings across the industry before it collapsed into liquidation this week. The Chapter 15 bankruptcy filing in Manhattan federal court late on Friday came just days after Three Arrows was pushed into liquidation in
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Reinvestment, in which the generated interim income is reinvested back into the investment, is known to increase long-term returns. However, some investors opt to receive periodic payments from their investments, depending on their specific needs. Periodic coupon or interest payments from bonds, which are debt instruments, and regular dividends, which are cash payments from stocks and mutual funds, can
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When it was launched, Bitcoin (BTCUSD) was envisaged as a medium for daily transactions by its inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto. The idea behind a decentralized cryptocurrency was to eliminate centralized control of money from government agencies and ensure speedy processing of transactions. More than a decade later, observers are questioning whether the cryptocurrency has failed to
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This article picked by a teacher with suggested questions is part of the Financial Times free schools access programme. Details/registration here. Specification: Market failure, government intervention and government failure Click to watch the short video below and then answer the questions: Draw an externalities diagram related to the farming industry What policies could a government introduce
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While the S&P 500 posted its worst performance for the first half of the year since the 1970s, and other global markets have struggled as central banks raise interest rates, there’s a bull market underway in China. Easing virus restrictions and a looser policy stance have helped Chinese equities defy the recent sell-off of global stocks. Chinese authorities also
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Pro bono is short for the Latin phrase pro bono publico, which means “for the public good.” The term generally refers to services that are rendered by a professional for free or at a lower cost. Professionals in many fields offer pro bono services to nonprofit organizations. These organizations include hospitals, universities, national charities, churches,
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The Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ability to regulate carbon emissions could ultimately lead to decisions that impact the federal government’s ability to regulate everything from climate change to tech. In a 6-to-3 decision, the court ruled that the EPA overstepped its authority by passing rules to cut power plant
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Several economists took the knife to their second-quarter GDP forecasts in the wake of a disappointing consumer spending report that has added to concerns about a slowdown for the US economy. Some forecasters even think the world’s biggest economy will contract for the second consecutive quarter, passing the threshold for a technical recession. Personal consumption
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The First Company to Issue Stock The Dutch East India Co. holds the distinction of being the first company to offer equity shares of its business to the public, effectively conducting the world’s first initial public offering (IPO). It also played an integral role in modern history’s first stock market crash. Often referred to by the
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French MPs have chosen Éric Coquerel, a radical leftist who calls himself an opponent of neoliberalism and capitalism, to chair the National Assembly’s crucial finance committee, heralding trouble in parliament for president Emmanuel Macron’s minority government. The elevation on Thursday of Coquerel — an MP in Seine-Saint-Denis north of Paris for Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s red-green alliance, the
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Good morning. Yesterday we read in several respectable news outlets that the era of low inflation is over. Unhedged is heading into its concrete bunker, sure, but we wouldn’t be surprised if when we emerge in 2024 that CPI is back to 1.5 per cent. Send us your thoughts: robert.armstrong@ft.com and ethan.wu@ft.com. China: better, sort
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The story of Instagram’s explosive rise reads like a Silicon Valley fairy tale, with the company gaining staggering momentum within just a few short months. The photo and video-sharing social media application took only eight weeks for software engineers to develop before it was launched on Apple’s mobile operating system in October 2010. In less than
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Covid infections continue to rise across the UK, with the latest data from the Office for National Statistics showing 1.7mn people testing positive, a 23 per cent increase on the week before. Many other countries are experiencing similar increases, driven mainly by the recent BA. 4 and BA. 5 subvariants of Omicron, and hospitalisations are
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The world’s top central bankers have warned that the era of low interest rates and moderate inflation has come to an end following the “massive geopolitical shock” from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and from the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at the European Central Bank’s annual conference, Christine Lagarde, its president, Jay Powell, chair of the Federal
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Spirit Airlines once again rejected a sweetened takeover offer from JetBlue Airlines, citing antitrust concerns and asked its shareholders to vote for a merger with rival Frontier Group at a meeting tomorrow. In the latest offer, JetBlue raised the value of the offer to $34.15 per share, representing a 51% premium to Spirit’s stock. It also raised the breakup fee by
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