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Saturday, 24 June 2017

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From the practice of placing a bell around the neck of a castrated ram to lead the flock

Whale of a time

IFR 2189 24 June to 30 June 2017

HELL HATH NO fury like a woman scorned, so the saying goes. But former London whale trader Bruno Iksil comes a close second. The banker blamed for the now-famous trading loss at JP Morgan has set up a website - londonwhalemarionet.monsite-orange.fr - in an attempt to set the record straight.

Volatility index

IFR 2189 24 June to 30 June 2017

Two years ago, MSCI’s decision not to include Chinese A-shares in its benchmark emerging market index signalled the end of a bull run for mainland equities. In a bizarre twist, this year’s review in favour of Chinese stocks has again ushered in a new bout of volatility.

All Upfront

IFR Contributors

Anthony Peters columnist format

Chinese whispers

23 June 2017

Life’s a bitch and then you get involved in the Chinese property sector.