Indian Adani begins record sell-off in shares as short seller triggers $44bn rout

Indian Adani begins record sell-off in shares as short seller triggers bn rout

MUMBAI, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Shares of Indian firm Adani Enterprises (ADEL.NS) fell 15% on Friday as a scathing report from a U.S. short seller sparked a rout at the conglomerate’s listed companies , casting doubts on how investors will react to the company’s record $2.45 billion secondary sale. Seven listed companies in the Adani … Read more

China proposes Sri Lanka debt moratorium, IMF aid still uncertain

China proposes Sri Lanka debt moratorium, IMF aid still uncertain

China offers debt service relief in 2022, 2023 Sri Lankan sources unsure if China’s letter will be enough for IMF Broad IMF-China deal on Zambia could provide clues NEW DELHI/COLOMBO, Jan 24 (Reuters) – The Export-Import Bank of China has offered Sri Lanka a two-year debt moratorium and said it would support the country’s efforts … Read more

Wall Street falters after mixed earnings and trade glitch

Wall Street falters after mixed earnings and trade glitch

SEC investigates NYSE bell opening issue 3M slips on pessimistic forecast for the first quarter J&J comes across a sell warning; GE down on weak earnings Microsoft to release quarterly results after market close Indices: Dow up 0.18%, S&P 500 down 0.13%, Nasdaq down 0.25% NEW YORK, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Wall Street was mixed … Read more

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin Investors Take Control

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin Investors Take Control

Jan 24 (Reuters) – Paranoid? The fall of dominoes from FTX and other crypto custodians is enough for the most confident investor to grab their bitcoin and stuff it under the mattress. In effect, holders large and small are taking “self-custody” of their funds, moving them from crypto exchanges and trading platforms to personal digital … Read more

Feds seized nearly $700 million from FTX founder Bankman-Fried

Feds seized nearly 0 million from FTX founder Bankman-Fried

Jan 20 (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors seized nearly $700 million in assets from FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried in January, much of it in the form of Robinhood stock, according to a court filing on Friday. Bankman-Fried, who was accused of stealing billions of dollars from FTX clients to pay debts incurred by his crypto-focused hedge … Read more

US home sales fall to 12-year low; glimmers of hope are emerging

US home sales fall to 12-year low;  glimmers of hope are emerging

Existing home sales fall 1.5% in December Sales fall 17.8% in 2022, the biggest annual drop since 2008 Median home price rises 2.3% from a year ago WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – U.S. existing home sales fell to their lowest level in 12 years in December, but falling mortgage rates prompted cautious optimism that the … Read more

Genesis crypto lending unit files for bankruptcy in the US

Genesis crypto lending unit files for bankruptcy in the US

Jan 20 (Reuters) – Crypto firm Genesis’s lending unit filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection against creditors on Thursday, overturned by a market rout with companies like exchange FTX and the BlockFi lender. Genesis Global Capital, one of the biggest crypto lenders, froze client redemptions on November 16 after FTX stunned the financial world with its … Read more

Davos 2023: Intimidated Crypto Crowd Feels Winter Freeze at WEF

Davos 2023: Intimidated Crypto Crowd Feels Winter Freeze at WEF

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Reuters) – In the snow and ice on the main street of Davos, the impact of the crypto winter is evident for WEF attendees. Last May, the dressed storefronts that line both sides of Promenade Street that runs through the Swiss ski resort were dominated by crypto companies, rolling in bitcoin. … Read more

Brazilian court grants bankruptcy protection to retailer Americanas

Brazilian court grants bankruptcy protection to retailer Americanas

SAO PAULO, Jan 19 (Reuters) – A Rio de Janeiro court on Thursday accepted Brazilian retailer Americanas SA (AMER3.SA)’s application for bankruptcy protection, days after the company disclosed nearly $4 billion accounting inconsistencies that sparked a legal dispute with creditors and investors. Americanas, a 93-year-old company with stores across Brazil and a major e-commerce unit, … Read more

Texas AG halts most Citigroup municipal bids over gun law row

Texas AG halts most Citigroup municipal bids over gun law row

Jan 18 (Reuters) – Citigroup Inc (CN) has discriminated against the firearms industry, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office said, in making a decision that “effectively” to prevent Texas from underwriting most municipal bond offerings in the state. Republicans have stepped up pressure on the financial industry over environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing practices. … Read more