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.

Here’s why investors shouldn’t worry about the M&A boom

There has been an explosion in company mergers and takeovers recently. Matthew Partridge talks to fund manager Sue Noffke, who explains why investors shouldn’t worry too much.

Lessons from Tesco’s turnaround

Retailers have it tough, but Tesco has shown that it’s still possible to thrive, says Matthew Lynn.

The charts that matter: it’s all about the US dollar

As the US dollar continues to bully the currency markets, John Stepek looks at all the other charts that matter to the global economy.

Is value investing finally set to see a long-overdue comeback?

Buying cheap stocks – value investing – usually works well. But it hasn’t for a while now. John Stepek looks at what’s gone wrong and asks if it’s due a turnaround.

The Baltic states: throwing off a history of conflict and communism

The Baltic states’ economies are too small to attract the attention of many investors – but it’s worth keeping an eye on dynamic entrepreneurial markets like these, says Frédéric Guirinec.

Chinese stocks catch a fever

With the Shanghai Composite index down by a fifth since its latest peak in January, Chinese stocks are into official bear-market territory.

Chart of the week: the FANG frenzy

The FANG+ index consists of ten tech stocks has just eclipsed the 3,000 mark for the first time.

Rattled investors flee Turkey

Investors’ flight form Turkey, after Recep Tayyip Erdogan won last Sunday’s election, is making a nasty recession all the more likely.

Trouble at the top for Intel

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has resigned after an affair with a subordinate. But is there more to his departure than meets the eye? Ben Judge reports.

Why brands and ideas are the route to reliable profits

The collapse of Carillion showed the perils inherent in complicated businesses. Look for simple firms with powerful intellectual property instead, fund managers Nick Train and Tristan Chapple tell Sarah Moore.

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