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Stocks: the MoneyWeek view

August 2015: China shatters The Chinese rout continues, with the fallout also hitting Asian and emerging markets. As for developed markets, you should focus more on Europe. In particular, we'd be interested in Italy, or even Greece (for those with an appetite for risk).

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

Markets: FTSE 100 boosted by energy stocks

The FTSE 100 went into the long weekend on a positive note, adding 0.9% to close at 6,247.

If China’s economy crashes, it will devastate the eurozone – and the UK

A Chinese economy in the doldrums will leave Germany painfully exposed, says Matthew Lynn. That’s bad news for Britain and Europe.

Chart of the week: Kazakh currency collapses

The Kazakh tenge fell by almost 25% against the US dollar in a single day as the authorities announced an end to the dollar peg.

China panic sweeps the world – here's what that means for you

Plunging Chinese stocks have sent shockwaves around the world. Andrew Van Sickle looks at what that means for your money.

Finding the hidden dragons in eastern Europe

Forget the Brics and the Asian Tigers – the beasts sitting on the largest hoards of treasure are to be found in eastern Europe, says Jonathan Compton.

How worried should we be about the recent market falls?

Most media pundits have taken a relaxed attitude to the recent market falls, says Merryn Somerset Webb. They could not be more wrong.

Is the gloom overdone on mining stocks?

As China-related panic spread this week, the mining sector slid. BHP Billiton, Anglo American and Glencore all fell by more than 7% on Monday.

Complexity catastrophe

The more complex a system becomes, the more fragile it is, says Dan Denning. That is no less true of the markets.

August angst rattles stocks

Global stockmarkets remained volatile after Black Monday, which saw some of the nastiest daily falls since the global financial crisis.

Getting the urge to ‘do something’ as the market crashes? Maybe you should

When markets are surging and sliding like this, it’s easy to feel the need to just ‘do something’. And maybe you should, says John Stepek.

Introducing creditism

You can’t survive a near miss in the markets like we’ve just witnessed and not put ‘Plan D’ into action, says Dan Denning. So what is plan D?

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