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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.

How much damage will the “Trump tantrum” do to markets?

As the markets realise Donald Trump isn’t cut out to be president, the Trump bump will become a Trump tantrum, says John Stepek. Prepare your portfolio for the “disillusionment trade”.

Why I’m getting excited about investing in Asia

Improved connectivity and technology will spawn an enormous global economic boom. And one of the regions that will benefit the most is Asia. Dominic Frisby explains why.

This virus is huge news for cybersecurity stocks – and bitcoin

The WannaCry ransomware attack is a wake-up call. It has huge implications for cybersecurity – and for bitcoin. John Stepek explains why, and how to profit from improving computer security.

Join Warren Buffett and sit on your hands

Warren Buffett is arguably the world’s greatest investor. But now even he can’t find anything to buy. Maybe you should hang fire too, says Matthew Lynn.

Why private-equity IPOs often fall flat

People who argue that private-equity-backed IPOs are performing no worse than other listings are missing the point. Sebastien Canderle explains why.

Macron win will boost European stocks

The mood in European equity markets is likely to be positive for the next few months, with earnings growth and upward earnings estimates both outpacing America’s.

Chart of the week: light at the end of the tunnel for Greece?

Greece has just agreed a further package of pension, tax and labour market reforms with its creditors, opening the way for discussions about debt relief – a crucial precondition for a sustainable economic recovery.

What Macron’s victory means for markets

France has chosen Emmanuel Macron as its next president. But we’re unlikely to see much of a relief rally in the markets. John Stepek explains why.

Lloyds Bank: mission accomplished

Lloyds has reported strong results. Could this be the time for the man who masterminded its turnaround to move on? Ben Judge reports.

Nasdaq 6,000: a new bubble?

The Nasdaq Composite index, Wall Street’s technology-heavy market, has hit 6,000. But it looks a lot more stable than it did when it hit 5,000 17 years ago.

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