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18 July 2017 (AFR) – As the Amazon effect gathers pace, is retail the next big short?

(18 July 2017, AFR, p25, by Robin Wigglesworth)

‘For a small band of hedge funds that slapped down prescient bets against the tottering US housing market, the financial crisis was the biggest money-spinner in generations. Some investors think they have now found the next “big short” in the retail industry.The reshaping of how Americans shop by the internet is accelerating. The US retail industry faces a growing headache, with 10 companies pushed into bankruptcy already in 2017, according to Standard & Poor’s.’

Read more at AFR.com (might need AFR login access, or try: AFR.com/trial)

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