The US-based short seller Hindenburg Research, which had previously published a report flagging the Adani group for manipulating the stock market and using unlawful offshore tax havens, announced on Thursday that it will shortly publish new research. The new report is expected to be “another huge one,” and the short-seller withheld any other information.
Taking to Twitter, they wrote, “New report soon—another big one.” As Hindenburg hinted in a new major report, banking stocks are already under pressure from the US financial crisis and the 25 basis point Fed rate hike.
A few weeks ago, in a report dated January 24, the US short-seller accused the Adani group of “brazen stock manipulation and accounting fraud” and of employing several offshore shell firms to manipulate stock prices. The Gautam Adani-led group was the target of various other accusations in the report.
The company is said to have “substantial debt,” which involves pledging shares as collateral for loans, according to the report, and it added that the group’s auditor “hardly seems capable of complex audit work.”
The Adani group replied to the allegations in 413 pages and a part of their reply read, “ The document is a malicious combination of selective misinformation and concealed facts relating to baseless and discredited allegations to drive an ulterior motive. This is rife with conflict of interest and intended only to create a false market in securities to enable Hindenburg, an admitted short seller, to book massive financial gain through wrongful means at the cost of countless investors.”
This update comes at a time when the bank runs, regulators backlash and the fed’s interest hikes have gripped the economy. The crypto-focused bank, Silvergate Capital first announced insolvency, and then Silicon Valley Bank began scaring investors and account holders. However, then the regulators then took control and the rest is history.
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