Jim Chanos

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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(...)

In 2013, analyst Tim Lee forecast that the Turkish lira, then trading at 1.9 to the US dollar, would collapse to 7.2. The 7 level was breached last month. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

A financial crisis is bad enough, but how would you feel if you were warned in advance but did nothing? How would you feel upon hearing those four dre(...)

Tesla chairman Elon Musk thrust his eight fellow directors into an unprecedented situation this week by tweeting that he might take the electric car maker private.  Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Investors betting that Tesla shares are poised for a drop remain undeterred by a jump in its stock price following a claim by co-founder Elon Musk tha(...)

Shares fell to their lowest level in nearly two years last week in China, and are now down 19 per cent since January. Photograph: Jerome Favre

Escalating trade tensions between the United States and China have resulted in a torrid few weeks for some emerging markets. In China, shares fell t(...)

Oil prices have risen some 50 per cent over the last year – the 11th biggest price spike in the last 70 years. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Surging oil prices are attracting the attention of investors, with UBS the latest bank to debate what a $100 oil price would mean for the global econo(...)

Billions of dollars were wiped off the value of Tesla stock after the company’s chief executive, Elon Musk, ignored questions from two analysts during the recent earnings conference call. Photograph: VCG/VCG via Getty Images

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has long been lauded as a visionary, but investors in the electric car maker have endured a torrid time lately, with m(...)

Many high-profile investors share a scepticism towards Tesla, one of the most shorted stocks on the US market. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Should investors be worried about bubbles? If so, how should they respond? Worrying about excessively high prices might seem misplaced at the moment, (...)

Jim Chanos, founder and president of Kynikos Associates, speaks at the Skybridge Alternatives conference in Las Vegas, where he said he was shorting Irish drug company Mallinckrodt. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Investment manager Jim Chanos is shorting Irish drugmaker Mallinckrodt and US pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding as scrutiny increases o(...)

The interior of a Tesla Model S is shown in autopilot mode in San Francisco

Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk on Sunday tweeted his intention to soon publish part two of his “top secret Tesla masterplan” following an emba(...)

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Photograph: KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images

Complacent markets bruised by Brexit Markets have a reputation of pricing in risks long before they become reality, but they got it badly wrong on Br(...)

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