World Cup trades hit fever pitch

As the dust settles on the World Cup and those that bought televisions on the basis that their national football team would win the tournament wonder how to match their rash expenditure with reality, Richard Jory reviews the copious research supporting…

Minor activity

Although South Africa is a major commodity producer, activity by local investors in commodities is minor compared with other markets. While there are efforts to stimulate greater interest, these are being hampered by foreign exchange controls.

Warranting approval?

The US Treasury has come under fire for allowing banks to repurchase warrants held under its Troubled Asset Relief Program at a discount. Is the criticism justified? And what effect is an auction of JP Morgan's warrants likely to have? Mark Pengelly…