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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.

The ten most-hated shares on the FTSE

This is a list of the ten most-despised shares on the London market, judged by the percentage of stock being shorted.

Investing in the era of Trumpflation

Charlie Morris tells Merryn Somerset Webb what has and hasn’t changed for investors as a result of Donald Trump’s victory, and what to do about it.

Beat the crowd into Japan’s bull market

As the yen weakens, stockpickers and Chinese tourists will be eager to get back into Japan. Canny investors should be first in line, says Rupert Foster.

Greencore: the sarnie heads stateside

Greencore, the London-listed, Ireland-based convenience-food producer that makes more than half of the sandwiches sold on Britain’s high streets, is to buy US-based Peacock Foods for $748m.

Samsung’s road to recovery

After the exploding mobile phones fiasco, Samsung is looking to cars to reverse its fortunes, says Ben Judge

Colombia aims for new peace deal with Farc

The question investors are asking is can Colombian president Santos get the deal with Farc ratified?

Investors still divided over Trump

Investors are still trying to get the measure of Donald Trump one week after he won the race to the White House.

How Trump's presidency could boost Japanese stocks

Donald Trump’s presidency could spell the end of the global bond bull market. But there’s one asset it could be very good for, says John Stepek: Japanese stocks.

Forget the US, turn to Russia for profits

Russian stocks are looking properly cheap. If Donald Trump’s foreign policy can foster geopolitical stability, they could be a good place to stick your money, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Fitbit struggles to stay the course

Despite being the leader in hi-tech fitness trackers, Fitbit is finding the market might not be anything like as big as it thought it was.

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