John Hempton

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 A road sign near the wirecard headquarters  near Munich in Germany. Photograph: EPA/PHILIPP GUELLAND

Short sellers are routinely portrayed as greedy and unethical spivs who profit from the misfortunes of others. In reality, shorts often do the detecti(...)

Michael Pearson, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals: His methods  proved he didn’t have much patience for research and development. Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters

Valeant Pharmaceuticals is a sleazy company. Although it existed before 2010, it did a deal that year that put it on the map. The deal was with Biovai(...)

Jack Ma: Alibaba boss caused a stir. Photograph: Reuters

Watching the number of scooters and flat-bed tricycles whizzing around the streets of Beijing bearing goods from Alibaba’s various ecommerce units, th(...)

The prospect of a Blackberry takeover begs the question: why? The crisis-hit smartphone company has agreed a tentative $4.7 billion (€3.5 billion) dea(...)