Stockmarkets

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.

India’s star is at risk of fading

The benchmark Nifty index is now down 9% and has just had its worst July for 17 years.

Why you need a plan for when the market panics

A reliable stockmarket warning bell may be about to send investors running for cover, says John Stepek. That’s when you will be glad you have your investment plan in place.

Adventurous investors should head for the frontier in Georgia

Georgia Capital, a London-listed investment fund, is trading on a big discount and looks a good bet for the brave.

Picking winning stocks matters

Just a few stocks account for the lion’s share of overall market gains. How can you make sure you own them?

Chart of the week: a new low for value stocks

Over the very long term, value stocks have tended to beat growth stocks. But for around a decade now, the opposite has been true.

The charts that matter: it’s all gone a bit pear-shaped

With the currency wars escalating, John Stepek looks at how the week’s events have shaped the charts that matter the most to the global economy.

Forget the other emerging markets, focus on Southeast Asia

Investors in emerging markets should focus on Southeast Asia – a region where nearly every nation’s GDP and productivity growth has beaten the developed world since 2000.

Renault and Nissan: reboot or divorce?

Renault and Nissan have opened talks on the idea of Renault reducing its 43% stake in its Japanese partner.

No relief for RBS investors

RBS, Britain’s remaining semi-nationalised bank, has just paid a special dividend – but shareholders are anything but happy. Matthew Partridge reports.

Why Boeing's shares will regain altitude

The aerospace giant’s 737 Max model has been grounded. But Boeing shares should bounce back.

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