The industrial revolution paved the way for four further periods of major technological innovation. Now a new wave of change could transform the fortunes of prescient investors, says Nick O’Connor.
The FTSE 100 saw a sharp rise yesterday after the Bank of England cut interest rates to 0.25% and extended its quantitative easing programme. The index closed up 1.6% at 6,740.
Things are getting complicated for UK stocks, says Dan Denning. And if you thought your retirement prospects were bad, spare a thought for the millennials.
A new start-up, Jet.com, is taking on the world’s biggest Internet retailer in the battle to deliver ever-cheaper products online.
Last week’s local elections in South Africa reduced the ruling ANC’s grip on the country.
India has passed reforms paving the way for a single national rate of valued-added tax, which should give the economy a significant boost.
Like Mexico City in 1968, Seoul in 1988 and Beijing in 2008, Rio De Janeiro secured the Olympics after a long period of growth – which then stalled or slowed.
An Oxford professor is developing artificial intelligence that may soon be able to predict the market with remarkable accuracy. Mischa Frankl-Duval finds out more.
You can’t blame the big sponsors from wanting to cash in on the Rio 2016 Olympics. But are they getting a little too big for their boots, asks Chris Carter.
Sarah Moore looks at why the fortunes of two of Britain’s leading emerging-market equity funds have diverged in recent years.
The Philippines’ new leader, Rodrigo Duterte, rattled investors before his election in May by sounding like Dirty Harry. So far, however, his bark has proved worse than his bite.
Corporate profits underpin the stockmarket. So it is a pity that profits look terrible, especially in Europe.