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.

VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund: What’s driving Vietnam’s growth story?

With strong GDP growth, a stable macro-economic environment, increasing exports and record levels of foreign direct investment, it is easy to see why Vietnam is considered among the world’s most exciting markets.

Take your chances in China with these two investment trusts

These two China-focused, London-listed investment trusts are excellent long-term bets, says Max King.

Why the sacking of Saudi Arabia’s energy minister matters for your money

The delay in listing Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company, has led to the sacking of the country’s energy minister. John Stepek explains why that’s important for the global economy and for your money.

The tech stock bubble continues – but wise investors should look for value elsewhere

As tech stocks continue to soar, real value has been forgotten. It’s fine to hold tech, says Merryn Somerset Webb, but investors should look for value elsewhere, too.

Australia's economy could be going under

Australia – the “lucky country”, which has gone 28 years without a recession – may yet run out of luck as its economy falters.

Believe it or not, markets have had a pretty good week

Things seem to be looking up in global markets, with US stocks approaching an all-time high. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the sudden bout of optimism, and where markets might go next.

Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK’s financial pages.

The topsy-turvy world of stock and bond yields

The dividend yield of the S&P 500 index is now higher than the yield on the 30-year US Treasury bond. That hasn’t happened since the financial crisis.

Philip Morris and Altria merger: Big Tobacco bulks up

Philip Morris and Altria have reunited. This could spark another round of consolidation in the embattled tobacco industry. Matthew Partridge reports.

Tesco cashes out of the mortgage business

Tesco Bank has left the mortgage market by selling its £3.7bn loan book. Its 23,000 customers will be moved to the Halifax, a subsidiary of Lloyds.

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