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.

The charts that matter: markets are back in “bull” mode

As markets move back into “bull” mode, John Stepek looks at how the charts that matter most to the global economy have changed in the last week.

The British equity market is shrinking

British startups are abandoning public stockmarkets and turning to deep-pocketed Silicon Valley venture capitalists for their investment needs.

UK stocks fear Hurricane Corbyn

Bankers and investors are worried that an unprecedented hurricane in the form of Jeremy Corbyn could be hurtling their way on 12 December.

Brazil passes pensions reform

Brazil has finally completed a long-awaited overhaul of its pension system.

Saudi Aramco heads to market in history's biggest IPO

Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil colossus, is set to float on its home market. Are the shares appealing?

Mothercare’s inevitable demise

Mothercare’s UK arm has gone into administration, But that’s hardly any surprise.

Why investors shouldn’t overlook Europe

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Ollie Beckett, manager of the TR European Growth Trust, tackles investor questions around Europe’s economic outlook and the consequences of further quantitative easing on the continent’s equity market.

Emerging markets: buy when the news is bad

Emerging markets are being squeezed by local turmoil and by more general factors. But bad news can spell opportunity for investors.

The Saudi Aramco IPO could mark the bottom for oil

Big flotations or mergers often mark the top of a market. But the Saudi Aramco IPO could mark a bottom. And that spells opportunity, says John Stepek.

How debt has broken the breakdown recovery business

Both the RAC and AA have been saddled with huge debts by private equity owners. It;s not done them any favours at all.

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