Argentina’s new dawn


Mauricio Macri, the winner of Argentina’s general election, has inherited a political and economic mess. But his arrival should help the country – and investors – thrive, says James McKeigue.

Where to next for the pound?

The pound is struggling against the dollar, but is at its highest against the euro since the financial crisis. So what does the future hold for sterling? Dominic Frisby investigates.

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Markets: FTSE 100 falls further

The FTSE 100 continued to fall yesterday, losing a further 0.4% to close at 6,277.

An emerging-market bond crisis

A financial crisis always begins in some peripheral market, says Dan Denning. The next one could come from emerging-market bonds.

Why financial markets blow up at exactly the wrong moment

Markets have been remarkably stable since the financial crisis. But stability breeds risk, says John Stepek. Now they’re wobbling – and it won’t take much to send them tumbling.

Markets: FTSE 100 slips back

The FTSE 100 started the week on the back foot yesterday slipping 0.5% to close at 6,305.

Forget the recession, Japan is still a buy

Japan may be in recession, but Japanese stocks still represent very good value for money, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Markets: FTSE 100 ends a positive week on a high

The FTSE 100 ended the week on a high, adding a further 0.1% to close the week 3.5% up at 6,334.

A spot of engine trouble for Rolls-Royce

Profits are down and the shares have crashed at Rolls-Royce, says Simon Wilson. But the aircraft engine maker is probably on the flight path to recovery.

Free-falling oil

The price war in the oil market is going to claim some victims soon enough. But it might not be the obvious candidates, says Dan Denning.

The climate of fear will only get worse – and that’s down to Saudi Arabia

The low price of oil is a serious problem for Saudi Arabia. But as Peter Frankopan explains, it should also be a serious worry for us too.

Why I’m still buying China

China is going through lots of change, but the overall outlook is still positive. Rupert Foster looks at the best Chinese-focused funds to profit.

It’s a great time to buy a ski chalet of your very own

Skiing is under threat, with fewer and fewer people doing it. But that’s great news for enthusiasts who want to buy a property, says Marina Gerner.

Three solid bets on China

The case for buying China remains intact, despite recent volatility, says fund manager Dale Nicholls. Here, he tips three China-based stocks to buy now.

How Angela Merkel’s political woes could be good for European stocks

Angela Merkel’s stance on immigration could spark a leadership challenge from disgruntled fellow minsters. And the prospect of that could boost European stocks. Matthew Partridge explains why.

Shun the benchmark huggers

If you don’t want the hassle of stock picking, you have two main options, says Marina Gerner. But whichever you choose, avoid the closet trackers.

The world’s most bubbly housing markets

Swiss bank UBS has compiled an index of the most bubbly housing markets in the world. No prizes for guessing who comes top.

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