Christmas is, apparently, associated with underwear. Alex Williams looks into the sector, and picks the two best lingerie-makers to buy now.
The FTSE 100 added to Wednesday’s gains yesterday, climbing a further 0.9% to close at 6,393.
The amount of cash invested in America’s biggest gold-backed exchange-traded find, the SPDR Gold ETF, is a stark illustration of investors’ growing disenchantment with gold.
US drug giant Pfizer is to buy Ireland-based Allergan for $168bn, setting a new record for a merger in the pharmaceuticals industry.
From an investment point of view, there were two big winners from the Autumn Statement, says Alex Williams.
The chancellor has made it clear that he has buy-to-let investors firmly in his sights. John Stepek explains what it means for the economy, and for the property market.
The FTSE 100 bounced back yesterday, adding 1% to close at 6,337.
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.
The shady world of terrorist financing could open a whole new front in the government’s war on cash, says Natalie Stanton.
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.
The FTSE 100 continued to fall yesterday, losing a further 0.4% to close at 6,277.
A financial crisis always begins in some peripheral market, says Dan Denning. The next one could come from emerging-market bonds.
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.
The FTSE 100 started the week on the back foot yesterday slipping 0.5% to close at 6,305.
Japan may be in recession, but Japanese stocks still represent very good value for money, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The FTSE 100 ended the week on a high, adding a further 0.1% to close the week 3.5% up at 6,334.