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Selling the silver

Beware of investment trusts that are spending beyond their means

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 crisis in Qatar tearing the Gulf apart

Several countries in the Middle East and Africa have cut all ties with the small Gulf state of Qatar. Finding a solution to the dispute will not be easy. Alex Rankine reports.

Mark Mobius: optimistic on emerging markets

If US growth remains strong, that will benefit exporters to the US, reckons Templeton’s Mark Mobius.

Has Argentina confirmed that the bond bull market is well and truly over?

Serial defaulter Argentina has issued a 100-year bond. Investors beware, says John Stepek. It’s the sort of thing you can only get away with at the top of the market.

India moves up half a gear

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is set to dramatically reshape India’s economy.

Mark Mobius: the best way to benefit from emerging markets

Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, thinks consumer-facing stocks are emerging markets’ best buys.

Britain’s convenience store battle

Sainsbury’s has bid £130m to buy Nisa, the mutually owned consortium of more than 1,300 independent retailers, which operates 3,000 small shops.

Amazon gets physical

The online retailer is buying a supermarket chain. The logic isn’t obvious, but the deal will shake the industry. Ben Judge reports.

“Mr Everything” takes control in Saudi

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has “ousted” his nephew as crown prince and replaced him with his favourite son, Mohammed bin Salman.

Argentina's high-risk deadbeat bond

Economic basket-case and serial defaulter Argentina has issued a 100-year bond. But who on earth would buy it?

The next big emerging-market meltdown

Turkey is heading for default, says Jonathan Compton, and the resulting global domino effect should not be underestimated. Investors should stand clear.

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