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It is highly likely that news of the strategic review will prompt an approach from 75 per cent State-owned PTSB for Ulster Bank. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was understandable why Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) hired investment bank Morgan Stanley back in 2014 to look into how it could retreat from the Re(...)

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk

Tesla said on Tuesday it plans to raise up to $5 billion through a share sale programme to be conducted by Wall Street’s main brokerages. The sales a(...)

An investor looks at screens showing stock market movements at a securities company in Nanjing in China’s eastern Jiangsu province. Photograph:  STR/AFP via Getty Images

The global equity rally is being led by China, where stocks recently gained more than $1 trillion in value in just eight days. Clearly, Chinese inves(...)

People walk along the East River on Monday, US Memorial Day, in New York. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

Just over a year ago, before the modern plague descended, Manhattan’s Hudson Yards threw a launch party that was Versailles-like in its overabundance (...)

Bank of America’s Bull & Bear Indicator is at 0, denoting extreme levels of bearishness. File photo. Photograph: Jeremy Bales/Bloomberg

Stocks continued to advance last week, with the S&P 500 hitting its highest level since early March. However, while US equities have now recovered(...)

The five largest stocks – Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook – account for only 7 per cent of S&P 500 profits. Photograph: Reuters

Mega-cap stocks like Apple and Microsoft have proved remarkably resilient since the coronavirus outbreak – a phenomenon that may be cause for concern.(...)

 Stocks have never closed the year higher after being down by more than 30%. Photograph: Getty Images

Just weeks after plunging into the fastest bear market in history, strategists are now asking: could the S&P 500 actually close higher in 2020? Th(...)

Were bears ‘right’ when warning of imminent collapse every year of the last decade? Photograph: Getty Images

I wasn’t wrong – I was early. That’s the message emanating from many market bears in recent weeks. Mocked over the last decade for sitting out the lo(...)

KBC Bank Ireland now ‘very unlikely’ to elect to make dividend payments this year, according to a company spokeswoman. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The European Central Bank’s (ECB) move last week to urge banks to hold off paying dividends, as Covid-19 rips through economies, has upset plans of ov(...)

A man in a protective mask takes a selfie with the Charging Bull statue near Wall Street in New York. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

18 – The average S&P 500 stock in the bottom decile of recent performers gained 18 per cent during last Tuesday’s “dash for trash”, says Bespoke I(...)

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