Stockmarkets

Heading for default

Turkey will set off the next emerging-market crisis

Markets: interest rate cut boosts FTSE 100

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.

India moves up half a gear

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is set to dramatically reshape India’s economy.

Mark Mobius: the best way to benefit from emerging markets

Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, thinks consumer-facing stocks are emerging markets’ best buys.

Britain’s convenience store battle

Sainsbury’s has bid £130m to buy Nisa, the mutually owned consortium of more than 1,300 independent retailers, which operates 3,000 small shops.

Amazon gets physical

The online retailer is buying a supermarket chain. The logic isn’t obvious, but the deal will shake the industry. Ben Judge reports.

“Mr Everything” takes control in Saudi

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has “ousted” his nephew as crown prince and replaced him with his favourite son, Mohammed bin Salman.

Argentina's high-risk deadbeat bond

Economic basket-case and serial defaulter Argentina has issued a 100-year bond. But who on earth would buy it?

The next big emerging-market meltdown

Turkey is heading for default, says Jonathan Compton, and the resulting global domino effect should not be underestimated. Investors should stand clear.

The “disruption” days are over – it’s time for some brutal, old-fashioned competition

Amazon’s takeover of US grocery chain Whole Foods marks a change in direction from “disruption” to direct competition, says John Stepek. Here’s what it means for you.

Tech stocks: time to panic?

US tech stocks saw big falls recently. Is it a pause as investors “rotate”, or the start of something bigger? Ben Judge reports.

The Lucky Country’s 26-year streak

The rise of China has supported Australia’s 26 years of constant economic growth.

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