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Stocks: the MoneyWeek view
September 2014: Buy cheap markets Stick with Europe – stocks are reasonably valued, and further economic deterioration should prompt QE. Japan is also a buy. In emerging markets, we prefer those with little commodity exposure and promising economies. But Brazil and China are also on our buy list.
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The FTSE 100 ended the week in appositive mood on Friday, climbing 0.3% to close at 6,837.
American companies have been busy buying up their own shares – investors should take note.
Investors should be wary of rampant bullishness on Wall Street.
The central bank in China has moved to prevent a slump in the country’s slowing economy.
The blame game has begun after the mobile phone retailer fell into administration.
Some asset classes are looking wildly expensive , says John Stepek, Investors should keep to the script and look for value.
The union between England and Scotland has been good for business, research has shown.
Traditional Asian drinks have been given a new lease of life by the burgeoning beverage market. Lars Henriksson looks at two drinks makers leading the trend.
Japan’s stock market has been quietly recovering – it’s now near a seven-year high. But there’s more to come. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the rise.
The Office for National Statistics has revised its GDP data going back to 1998, giving a different picture of the 2000-07 boom.
Chinese internet giant Alibaba is set to become the largest tech initial public offering when it lists in New York next week. But should you buy the shares?
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