MSCI’s decision to include Chinese “A-shares” in its emerging market index shines a fascinating light on the passive vs active investing debate, days Merryn Somerset Webb.
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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is set to dramatically reshape India’s economy.
Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, thinks consumer-facing stocks are emerging markets’ best buys.
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.
The online retailer is buying a supermarket chain. The logic isn’t obvious, but the deal will shake the industry. Ben Judge reports.
King Salman of Saudi Arabia has “ousted” his nephew as crown prince and replaced him with his favourite son, Mohammed bin Salman.
Economic basket-case and serial defaulter Argentina has issued a 100-year bond. But who on earth would buy it?
Turkey is heading for default, says Jonathan Compton, and the resulting global domino effect should not be underestimated. Investors should stand clear.
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.
US tech stocks saw big falls recently. Is it a pause as investors “rotate”, or the start of something bigger? Ben Judge reports.
The rise of China has supported Australia’s 26 years of constant economic growth.