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The state of play

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Volatility has returned to stock markets. Should investors be worried, and what does it signal for the longer term? David Thornton investigates.

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Stocks: the MoneyWeek view

April 2014: A shaky start to 2014 Stocks have had a wobbly start to the year. We remain wary of US stocks, which are expensive. European shares are far better value, and Japan is still a buy. Emerging markets have their problems, but they are increasingly reflected in the price.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

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The state of play

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China and Hong Kong have always been poles apart when it came to investing. Lars Henriksson explains how that could all be about to change.

Don’t get too comfortable – the eurozone crisis isn’t over yet

The scrum to get hold of Greek bonds isn’t a sign that the eurozone crisis is over, says John Stepek. Another flare-up could be around the corner.

Three of China's home-grown brands to buy now

Fund manager Charles Awdry tips three strong Chinese brands that have a competitive advantage over their foreign rivals.

Indonesia's stock market charges ahead

Having fallen by a fifth, the Indonesian stock market has staged a remarkable comeback.

Hong Kong's economy could be in for a nasty surprise

Investors in Hong Kong may be in for a nasty surprise from mainland China.

Equities run out of steam

Heavy selling has seen stock markets fall from their multi-year highs.

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