Steve Eisman

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A mosaic of pound sterling symbols set into the floor of the front hall of the Bank of England in London. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Sterling enjoyed its biggest one-day bounce in almost two years last week after Westminster voted to reject the prospect of a no-deal Brexit, driving (...)

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(...)

Steve Eisman was supposedly the  inspiration for the character played by Steve Carell (centre) in the movie version of Michael Lewis’s book The Big Short

A fund manager who correctly predicted the 2008 financial crash says he is shorting three UK banks – betting their share price will fall – in the beli(...)

Bill Gates uses a jar of human faeces as a prop at the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing: poor sanitation kills half a million children under the age of five annually. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

The week in numbers: Amazonian affairs 240 US cities that initially responded, with much enthusiasm, to Amazon’s 2017 call for pitches for the honou(...)

Steve Carrell. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Eight years ago the actor Steve Carell went into a recording booth to adopt a cod eastern European accent for the first time. The role was Gru, the he(...)