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Budget 2021

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Budget 2021

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The ESG investor’s dilemma: to engage or divest?

BUSINESS

The ESG investor’s dilemma: to engage or divest?

A 2020 paper on the debate over engagement versus divestment found that exiting is less effective than engagement in pushing companies to act in a socially responsible manner

Is value investing back from the dead?

BUSINESS

Is value investing back from the dead?

MSCI’s index of value stocks globally has climbed almost 16 per cent, compared with the growth stock benchmark’s 11 per cent gain

Investor anxiety mounts over prospect of stock market ‘bubble’

BUSINESS

Investor anxiety mounts over prospect of stock market ‘bubble’

After a dramatic rebound from the coronavirus crash last March, benchmark equity indices have toppled a series of record highs in the early days of 2021

China’s currency heads into Biden era on front foot

BUSINESS

China’s currency heads into Biden era on front foot

But investors are divided over whether the wind will remain in the renminbi’s sails in 2021

Mohamed El-Erian writes: Crises facing Biden threaten to create vicious cycles

BUSINESS

Mohamed El-Erian writes: Crises facing Biden threaten to create vicious cycles

New US President must combine agile political manoeuvring with smart economic policy

Ruchir Sharma writes: Dear Joe Biden, deficits still matter

BUSINESS

Ruchir Sharma writes: Dear Joe Biden, deficits still matter

The new President’s plans for more stimulus risk exacerbating inequality and low productivity growth

‘The ambitions are New Deal scale’: Why Joe Biden needs big, early victories

BUSINESS

‘The ambitions are New Deal scale’: Why Joe Biden needs big, early victories

Biden is no stranger to tough starts, given that he became vice-president to Barack Obama at the height of the financial crisis

Tech stock booms: then and now

BUSINESS

Tech stock booms: then and now

The echoes of the dotcom bubble era in current market conditions

Wildebeest investors and the dangers of the herd

BUSINESS

Wildebeest investors and the dangers of the herd

Safety in numbers is not always the best approach when it comes to investing

One-time king of steel Lakshmi Mittal hunts for growth in emerging markets

BUSINESS

One-time king of steel Lakshmi Mittal hunts for growth in emerging markets

The CEO says his focus is on repaying the faith of investors with an expected reinstatement of dividends and playing a leading role in the transition to low-carbon steelmaking

Bitcoin’s wild ride leaves traditional money managers queasy

BUSINESS

Bitcoin’s wild ride leaves traditional money managers queasy

Bitcoin, the most actively-traded cryptocurrency, has endured its worst bout of tumult since the global market ructions in March

Jack Ma vs Xi Jinping: the future of private business in China

BUSINESS

Jack Ma vs Xi Jinping: the future of private business in China

Taken together, the regulatory measures amount to an unprecedented squeeze on a business empire whose ubiquitous services are central to the functioning of China’s pioneering online economy

Twitter vs Trump: Has Big Tech gone too far?

BUSINESS

Twitter vs Trump: Has Big Tech gone too far?

The moves have added fuel to the debate on a tech company’s right to censor users who breach their content policies and an individual’s right to freedom of expression

Blue sweep of Congress will add pressure to weak dollar, analysts say

BUSINESS

Blue sweep of Congress will add pressure to weak dollar, analysts say

The US currency has been on a losing streak since the unprecedented actions taken by the Federal Reserve last year to limit the turmoil caused by the coronavirus crisis

The nightmarish end to Donald Trump’s presidency

POLITICS

The nightmarish end to Donald Trump’s presidency

The scenes of ransacking the Congress will go down in infamy in American democracy

Facebook’s push into Asia-Pacific runs into political hurdles

BUSINESS

Facebook’s push into Asia-Pacific runs into political hurdles

After refusing to kowtow to Beijing’s demands to censor its users, among other requests, the social media giant has been locked out of the country ever since

Distressed debt specialist Howard Marks warns on corporate borrowing burden

BUSINESS

Distressed debt specialist Howard Marks warns on corporate borrowing burden

While stimulus measures and borrowed money could help keep companies stay afloat, it would not secure their futures if they struggled to return to profitability, says Marks

Rational bubble puts markets on high starting point for 2021

BUSINESS

Rational bubble puts markets on high starting point for 2021

While investors appear bullish, some wobbles in equity markets should be expected in the year ahead

America’s dangerous reliance on the Fed

BUSINESS

America’s dangerous reliance on the Fed

Easy money and fiscal gridlock in Washington lead to populism

The big questions for Big Tech in 2021

BUSINESS

The big questions for Big Tech in 2021

Regulation and retention will determine whether Facebook, Google, Alibaba and their peers continue to clean up

Forecasting the world in 2021

TRENDS

Forecasting the world in 2021

FT writers share their predictions for the New Year, from the availability and take-up of Covid-19 vaccines to the fortunes of the S&P 500

Why obituaries for the bull market in bonds might be premature

BUSINESS

Why obituaries for the bull market in bonds might be premature

A net 76 per cent of fund managers surveyed recently by Bank of America expect a steeper yield curve of long-term rates rising above those for short-term debt

A theory of (almost) everything for financial markets

BUSINESS

A theory of (almost) everything for financial markets

Finance has a tendency to take all trends too far, and passive investing will undoubtedly prove no different

What can go wrong? Investors’ views on the big risks to markets in 2021

BUSINESS

What can go wrong? Investors’ views on the big risks to markets in 2021

The virus mutation in the UK underlines the fact that how it is not always a smooth sailing

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