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The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its worst day since October on Monday last week only to recover almost all of its losses the following day. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Markets have been jittery recently. And they may yet get more jittery, but investors ought to remember there’s nothing abnormal about market volatilit(...)

Some investors are worried about the impact of the Delta variant on bond yields, value and cyclical stocks. Photograph: iStock

There’s been a lot of recent agonising about the dangers of the Delta variant. Should investors be concerned? Some investors are worried, notes JPMor(...)

Lehman Brothers specialist Elizabeth Rose  on the trading floor of  NYSE, September 15th, 2008. Photograph: AP/David Karp

Short sellers like to bet against “bad” companies, hoping to profit when overvalued stocks finally get their comeuppance. However, while buying cheap (...)

The New York Stock Exchange. Robeco’s new study goes all the way back to 1800, testing the long-term performance of six different factors on four different asset classes – stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities. Photograph: iStock

There’s a fund for everything these days. Unprecedented computer power and ever-increasing access to data means more and more apparent market patterns(...)

Shell now aims to curb its net carbon footprint, including emissions of its consumers, by around 20 per cent by 2035. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Royal Dutch Shell will set carbon emissions targets next year and link these to executive pay, reversing its chief executive’s opposition and followin(...)

Subsidies in areas such as solar storage and wind power mean they are “becoming economic far faster than anyone realised”, billionaire Jeremy Grantham says. Photograph: VCG

Ireland’s sovereign wealth fund is set to divest from fossil fuel stocks, the Church of Ireland has pledged to do likewise by 2022, while Norway’s $1 (...)

Pedestrians pass an ABN Amro branch as the second-largest bank in the Netherlands made its initial public offering in Amsterdam on Friday. ABN Amro raised €3.3 billion in an initial public offering. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

ABN Amro, the lender bailed out by the Dutch government during the financial crisis, rose as much as 3.4 per cent on its return to the market after ra(...)

E-commerce giant Alibaba has agreed to buy half of China’s most popular soccer team, which won the Asia championship last year, as founder Jack Ma fol(...)

Rabobank’s interim chief executive Rinus Minderhoud (left) and chief financial officer Bert Bruggink  speak before presenting the annual results at their headquarters in Utrecht today. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

Dutch lender Rabobank said net profit dipped 2 per cent last year as a $1 billion (€730 million) fine for rigging benchmark interest rates and (...)

Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem: said Robeco bonuses were “not in the spirit of the times”. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

The Dutch government is to introduce tough legislation which will cap performance-related bonuses in the financial services sector at 20 per cent, des(...)