Investors are gorging on American assets

ECONOMISTS think prices, like spilt ketchup, are sticky. They move only slowly as firms digest economic conditions. Financial markets are an exception. Computerised trading by thousands of participants means prices, especially of currencies, can move in a McFlurry. Since The Economist last updated the Big Mac index (BMI), our lighthearted guide to currency valuation, burger […]

Kiev claims court seized Dutch assets of Russia’s Gazprom over $2.6bn compensation bill

Published time: 5 Jun, 2018 06:43 Edited time: 5 Jun, 2018 07:42 A court has seized the Dutch assets of Russian energy major Gazprom to pay $ 2.56 billion in compensation to Naftogaz, the Ukrainian company has said. In February, the Stockholm arbitration court demanded that the Russian company pay for a shortfall in the […]

Wells Fargo suffers a rare punishment—a cap on assets

ON HER way out, Janet Yellen, who stood down as the Federal Reserve’s chair on February 2nd, paused to add yet another sanction to those already imposed on Wells Fargo for foisting unwanted insurance and banking products on clients. The latest punishment is a highly unusual one. Wells will be blocked from adding assets to […]

UK will seize assets held by foreign criminals, says security chief

The UK has introduced sweeping new powers which, according to the country’s security minister, will be used to seize the assets of foreign criminals. Speaking to the Times, cabinet minister Ben Wallace said that he would use “the full force of the government” to stifle the activities of investors using Britain as a haven for their […]

Celebrity Big Brother 2018: Ashley James flashes assets in hot tub with Jess Impiazzi

Since her Celebrity Big Brother co-star, Ginuwine, was evicted earlier in the week, Ashley has let her hair down and has really started to have some fun in the famous house.  Tonight’s instalment saw the usual blonde beauty transform her luscious locks with a slick of hair dye.  Ashley, 30, is now a pink poppet […]

Celebrity Juice: Denise Van Outen's assets almost pop out as John Barrowman RIPS trousers

Denise, 43, was first up to take on the Wibbly Wobbly Word game which consisted of lying down on a vibrating platform and describe a word to their teammates to guess. Wearing a Marie Antoinette inspired outfit for the episode, the presenter was concerned about flashing her underwear. John Barrowman came to her rescue and […]

Comcast is also interested in buying most of Fox’s assets

It’s not just Disney interested in snapping up a large chunk of 21st Century Fox. Wall Street Journal tipsters claim not just that Disney has resumed “active talks” to buy most of Fox’s movie and TV assets, but that Comcast has entered discussions as well. Apparently, the initial leak of Disney-Fox negotiations prompted a frenzy […]