Former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay: short-sellers tend to get a bad press but their defenders point to their exposure of questionable practices at companies like Enron. Photograph: Dave Einsel/Getty Images

Short-sellers profit from market declines, something that has long ensured their unpopularity with politicians, regulators and chief executives. Napol(...)

Markets across the world closed fairly flat yesterday, despite better than expected retail sales data in the US. (...)

European shares pulled back from five-year highs this morning, led lower by struggling lender Commerzbank. Photo: Bloomberg

European shares pulled back from five-year highs this morning, led lower by struggling lender Commerzbank and some technical selling on overbou(...)