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: China’s scepticism on Trump

With China sceptical of getting a trade deal out of Donald Trump, John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Argentina: new face, old problems

Argentina elected left-winger Alberto Fernández as president. The previous business-friendly presidency ended in disaster. But Peronists have an equally calamitous record.

Will luxury goods rivals fight for Tiffany & Co?

LVMH wants to add the jeweller Tiffany & Co to its portfolio of luxury brands – but will shareholders be disappointed by the price tag? Matthew Partridge reports.

Tesla short-sellers left licking their wounds

Short-sellers of Tesla stock have been caught out by the carmaker’s surprise share-price bounce.

This election is all about Brexit – but then what?

All anyone will be voting on in the upcoming election will be Brexit. But what happens after that? What happens, for example, if Jeremy Corbyn wins?

Why Hong Kong’s protests are an urgent warning for Beijing

The protests that have shaken Hong Kong will not threaten China’s grip on power for now. But the country’s leaders will need to learn the right lessons to head off bigger problems in the future, says Cris Sholto Heaton.

Forget rate cuts – what matters most is that the Fed is still printing money

As expected, the Federal Reserve cut US interest rates. And while Fed chief Jerome Powell may talk tough, he’s still printing money. John Stepek explains what that means for markets, the US dollar, and for you.

How to steel yourself to buy at new all-time stockmarket highs

The US stockmarket has hit a new all-time high. Instinct may be telling you not to buy. But you should resist that instinct, says Dominic Frisby. New highs mean a bull market, and that’s a time to buy.

ITV takes on the streaming giants

Britbox, ITV’s new subscription video-on-demand service, will compete with Netflix and Amazon.

Investing in China: growth, innovation and profit

Rowan Francis of the TAMAC Qilin-China Champions fund takes a long-term look at the opportunities available to investors in China.

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