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A still from The Big Short. Steve Carrell (seated in centre) plays Mark Baum, a character based on Steve Eisman.

Steve Eisman shot to fame after Michael Lewis’s book The Big Short, which homed in on his profitable bets on the US housing market collapse which tipp(...)

Shrinking repatriation is likely to affect markets. Photograph: Alan Diaz/AP Photo

US companies have sent home more than half a trillion dollars of cash they held overseas in 2018 to take advantage of tax changes, but data suggest th(...)

A trader at CMC Markets in London: financial markets are being subjected to a daily barrage of mixed Brexit headlines. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Currency traders in London, preparing for an all-nighter on Tuesday as Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement was supposed to come before the UK parlia(...)

Yngve Slyngstad, chief executive of Norges Bank Investment Management. Does he really email other chief executives’ PAs when he wants to set up a meeting? Yes, quite frequently, he says.

As a general rule I believe everything I read in the Financial Times but the other day I saw something so improbable I thought it had to be a mistake.(...)

Finance Ireland chief executive Billy Kane at the company’s base on Pembroke Road, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Billy Kane knew time was up in August 2008 for his lending business that allowed seniors to release equity in their homes when a Wall Street bank that(...)

“Bitcoin accepted” sign in the window of a cafe in Zurich. Photograph: iStock

One of the top bankers in the euro zone has described bitcoin as “the evil spawn of the financial crisis”. European Central Bank executive board membe(...)

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said short sellers were a source of “extreme torture”. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk doesn’t like his critics. He has taken on analysts asking “boring, bonehead questions”, Reuters journalists (“relentle(...)

Michael Lewis: “There shouldn’t be 35 or 40 per cent of the public that still has a kind thought for Donald Trump.” Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/Getty Images

In January 2017, Joe Hezir, the mild-mannered chief financial officer of the US Department of Energy was working quietly in his office in Washington D(...)

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk: “Just want to say that the Shortseller Enrichment Commission is doing incredible work”

Shares of Tesla fell 7 per cent on Friday after David Einhorn’s hedge fund Greenlight Capital slammed the electric car-maker, adding to losses sparked(...)

  ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Looking back at the government’s decision to guarantee the Irish banks  10 years ago,  with no help forthcoming from the ECB, taoiseach Brian Cowen was left with no good options

One of the great failures exposed by the 2008 financial crisis was that the tools were not available at either a national or European level to the pol(...)

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