Royal Mail Group’s problems are deep-rooted, says Bengt Saelensminde. It’s being taken to the cleaners by its nimbler competitors.
Stocks: the MoneyWeek view
November 2014: Avoid America We would continue to steer clear of the American market, which is very expensive. Europe is a better bet, as it looks set to benefit from ECB money printing. Another dose of QE is also a reason to like Japan. We continue to like Brazil, India, Mexico and the Philippines.
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In yesterday’s markets, the FTSE 100 slipped back after poor economic data from the eurozone dented investor confidence.
Japanese stocks remain a good bet despite the unexpected contraction in the country’s growth.
Star fund manager Hugh Hendry talks to Merryn Somerset Webb about why he’s changed his tune on Chinese stocks.
A tie-up between Halliburton and Baker Hughes would create the biggest oil services group by revenue.
Most foreign investors can now access to Chinese stocks directly thanks to the Hong Kong-Shanghai Connect.
It’s not economic growth that makes China a buy, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It’s the money pouring into Chinese stocks.
In yesterday’s markets, the FTSE 100 saw further gains, adding 0.6% after upbeat economic news and strong corporate results.
Misunderstandings arise when penny share directors aren’t clear about their intentions, says David Thornton. That can be devastating for the shares.
Japan may be officially in recession. But its prime minister and central bank really will do ‘whatever it takes’ to get its economy back on track. John Stepek explains.
In yesterday’s markets, the FTSE 100 added to Friday’s gains, climbing 0.3% to close at 6,671.
The FTSE 100 ended the week slightly up on Friday. The index closed up 0.2% at 6,647, a gain of 1.2% in the week.
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