The rise of cyber crime threatens the links between traders and markets, and will only accelerate as investors boost their reliance on technology. What follows is a conversation about the markets, cyber security and the coming challenges that investors and traders face in the 21st century economy.
The family businesses that make up the global diamond trade have seen their profits wiped out over the past five years, hit by shaky financing, increased costs and uncertain demand from customers who prefer hi-tech gadgets to bling.
U.S. stocks are rebounding from a seven-day decline that erased $1 trillion from equity prices and coincided with a 15% drop in West Texas Intermediate crude between Dec. 5 and Dec. 16. S&P 500 energy producers tumbled 8% over the stretch.
Brent rose for the first time in six days amid speculation about the price level that will force some producers to curb investment and limit future supply growth. West Texas Intermediate advanced in New York.