Today I got a visit (see above) from New York’s Tower Research Capital, owners of the mysterious Latour Trading. They stop by from time to time to check out certain information about Vigilant Global, the Montreal prop trading firm that used to be called Vigilant Futures. All this reminds me that I really need to [...]
Business reporting from the archives
I was a business journalist for just over 10 years, working on Reuters’ Asia desk in Hong Kong as an editor, and then as a reporter for their Toronto bureau, covering banking and mining. During the nineties, I wrote on investing for the International Herald Tribune, a gig I got when I was broke and living in Berlin. Some of my articles are available in the New York Times archives. Two are reproduced in full below.
I still write about business and you can see my more recent work in the investigative reporting section of this site.
Last week the Wall Street Journal reported: WASHINGTON—Federal law-enforcement authorities have reversed course and revived an insider-trading probe into how media companies transmit government data to investors, according to people familiar with the matter. The decision came after the Wall Street Journal in January disclosed the probe and reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation [...]
Or does Cequity Int Limited just have two very similarly named directors? Yakov (Yankey) Mermelstein owns all or part of Econolive also known as Empire News.
The Wall Street Journal ran an interesting story Monday about an extensive investigation into media companies in lock-ups and the possible premature release of sensitive and potentially market-moving economic data. I think we’re supposed to read between the lines about why no charges are being laid as the explanation given by anonymous source(s) doesn’t really [...]