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.

Jim Cramer: The bull has further to run

The manic presenter of the Mad Money show on CNBC and founder of is bullish.

This week in MoneyWeek: profit as the world’s waistline expands

In this week’s MoneyWeek magazine: the fight against obesity; combating cancer; and an healthcare investment trust to buy now.

Japan: more icing on an appealing cake

The prospect of more monetary easing after a snap election to be held in October is another dollop of icing on an already appealing cake.

Stronger euro tempers Europe’s rally

Continental stocks have slipped since they reached a two-year high in May, but this may just be a pause for breath.

Germany is heading for turbulence

German stocks rose in September as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right CDU party looked on course to secure a fourth term in office. But once she had won, they slipped.

Ignore the prophets of doom

Pay no attention to investment lore, says Max King. Any market setback is likely to be fleeting.

Asia’s bulls have legs

The Asian crisis of 20 years is ancient history as the region’s markets enjoy their day in the sun.

If you’d invested in: Berkeley Group and the AA

Housebuilder Berkeley Group is on track to deliver pre-tax profits of £3bn, while the AA has seen £200m wiped off its value.

The tech disrupters are about to be disrupted

The next prime candidate for disruption is the industry we think of as being the biggest disrupter – big tech.

India: the "almost-perfect" emerging-market investment story

India is almost the perfect emerging-market investment story. But don’t just pile blindly into Indian stocks, says Merryn Somerset Webb. There are much better ways to invest.

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