Activist Shorts

SEC: False tweets sent two stocks reeling in market manipulation

Today we know a bit more about what the US Securities & Exchange Commission regards as stock market manipulation. It has charged a Scottish man with securities fraud for using fake twitter avatars to drive the share prices on two listed stocks down. The charges are against James Alan Craig of Dunragit, Scotland. He is alleged […]

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TeliaSonera: Are the activist shorts running short of targets?

It could make a chapter in  a Scandi thriller. How could a company from Sweden, fourth in the world in the latest Corruption Perceptions Index, so badly misread the business environment in a former Soviet autonomous republic?  Yet that is exactly what happened  to TeliaSonera in Uzbekistan. The series of bad and unethical decisions boggles […]

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