Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange   in New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Wall Street’s main indices edged higher on Monday as investors bet on increased chances of monetary stimulus from central banks around the world to bo(...)

A   football jersey introduced by Juventus after Ronaldo’s signing sold out in two months. Photograph: Getty

Juventus is looking to tap the international bond markets for the first time, as the storied Italian football club seeks to raise fresh funding after (...)

The Ricard family is the largest shareholder in Pernod Ricard, with a 16 per cent stake and 22 per cent of voting rights.  Photograph: iStock

Billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott Management pounced on another European corporate icon, building a stake in Pernod Ricard in an effort to boost retur(...)

 Michael Dell, founder of the Dell computer company, at the company’s offices in Round Rock, Texas. Photograph: Ben Sklar/The New York Times

Dell Technologies sweetened its bid to buy back a tracking stock it issued in 2016, winning support from investors who were blocking the PC maker’s co(...)

Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn has his eye on Dell. Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

Activist investor Carl Icahn reported an increased 8.3 per cent stake in Dell tracking stock on Monday, as he looks to block a proposed plan by the c(...)

Paul Singer contends that passive strategies, which buy a variety of securities to match the overall performance of an index, aren’t truly “investing” and that index fund providers don’t have incentive to push companies to change for the better and create shareholder value. Photograph: Jacob Kepler/Bloomberg

Billionaire Paul Singer is warning of a growing and menacing threat: passive investing. “Passive investing is in danger of devouring capitalism,” S(...)

A woman walks past a poster with pictures of Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and US  District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Thomas Griesa, depicted as Uncle Sam, near the Argentine Congress in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

In a rare move, a US judge held Argentina in contempt, saying the country is taking “illegal” steps to evade his orders in a longstanding dispute with(...)

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (front) inspects a guard of honour after arriving at Silvio Pettirossi airport in Luque near Asuncion. Photograph:Jorge Adorno/Reuters

Argentina came out swinging today against the US judge overseeing its debt default case, in defiance of a threatened contempt order, and disappointed (...)

Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner ruled out complying with a US court order to pay holders of defaulted bonds in full. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner ruled out complying with a US court order to pay holders of defaulted bonds in full, leaving the (...)

A report also showed that China’s manufacturing industry had unexpectedly contracted. Photograph: Reuters

Gloom enveloped global markets yesterday as investors fretted over prospects for developing markets.Dublin slid as European stocks posted their bigges(...)

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