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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.

How to play Trump’s predicament

Investors don’t seem to be giving much thought to what happens if President Donald Trump is impeached, says Matthew Lynn. That could be a costly mistake.

Why a Chinese chemicals maker paid $1bn for a cartoon cat

You wouldn’t think a Chinese chemical maker and a talking tom cat would have much in common. And you’d be right.

Do stock splits add up?

Companies with very high share prices sometimes consider stock splits. Do they make sense? John Stepek explains.

Will Duterte derail the Philippines?

The worsening security situation in the Philippines isn’t the only concern over President Rodrigo Duterte’s ability to lead one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies.

Check out this emerging European gem

The Czech Republic is roaring ahead, yet on a price-earnings ratio of nine, it’s the cheapest stockmarket in the world after Russia, says Frederic Guirinec.

Petrofac’s woes deepen

Shares in the oil-services firm have plunged after an investigation into corruption took a troubling turn. Alex Rankine reports.

Profit from the internet’s Magnificent Seven

Amazon, Google and Facebook aren’t the only winners in ecommerce and online media – savvy investors should also buy China’s big four to maximise gains, says Rupert Foster.

Can the Dax keep soaring?

The Dax, which tracks the performance of Germany’s 30 largest companies, keeps hitting all-time highs. But can it keep this up?

Jack Welch: impeaching Trump would "blow a hole" in the stockmarket

The impeachment of US president Donald Trump “would blow a hole in the stockmarket”, claims Jack Welch, former chief executive of General Electric.

Trump Bump becomes a nasty jolt

Last week, the market’s tranquillity was finally shattered by a “bombshell” report on Trump that sent the Vix – the main measure of US market volatility – up the most since before the US election

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