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: a quandary for the Fed

The yield curve is putting pressure on the Federal reserve to cut interest rates. But the economic data doesn’t support that. John Stepek looks at what the charts that matter most to the global economy are saying this week.

Deutsche Bank’s umpteenth turnaround

In yet another turnaround plan, Deutsche Bank is planning a “global cull” of 20,000 staff, more than a fifth of those currently employed.

Trade-war ceasefire boosts stockmarkets

Stockmarkets sighed with relief after the G20 summit in Japan brought a handshake between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.

Jony Ive, Apple’s design guru, departs

Jony Ive, the designer of the iMac and iPhone is leaving Apple. The news comes at a difficult time. Matthew Partridge reports.

Invest in Vietnam – Asia’s other communist dynamo

Vietnam has reinvented itself. And now, this overlooked market is ripe for investment. Alex Rankine picks the best way to buy in.

Facial recognition: Big Brother is watching you

Facial recognition technology is no longer dystopian fiction. It’s a rapidly growing technology subsector covering a wide range of applications. Ben Judge explains what they are and highlights the key players.

Investors should head east for income growth

Dividend payouts are also on the up in Asia. Income investor should look to these two investment trusts to get a slice.

A Gary Shilling: we're already in a recession – but the future is bright

Author and strategist A Gary Shilling says the US economy is declining. But a recession won’t last, and things are looking good in the longer term.

Prepare for another Trump bump in 2020

What can we expect if Donald Trump wins again in 2020? These three big changes look likely, says Matthew Lynn.

The charts that matter: the bond bubble keeps getting bigger

Markets are still absorbing the impact of the Federal Reserve’s shift closer to cutting rates that we saw last week. John Stepek looks at what’s happening to the charts that matter the most to the global economy.

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