The US central bank has caved in to the markets and made a U-turn on tightening monetary policy. John Stepek looks at what it means for investors.
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.
Venezuela’s oil output has been decreasing for more than two decades. But what does the current crisis mean for the oil price?
Britain’s biggest supermarket is cutting back on staff and fresh food. Will the move prove counterproductive? Matthew Partridge reports.
Merryn Somerset Webb talks with Bruce Stout of the Murray International investment trust about how investors can protect their wealth and make money in our over-indebted world.
Data is the new oil. But its very existence – and the fact that so much more is collected every second – comes with some major problems.
To the delight of investors, Jerome Powell has finally capitulated and embraced the “Greenspan put”. That could mean a stockmarket melt-up, says John Stepek – and full steam ahead to the next crisis.
China’s efforts to deflate its debt bubble, and its worsening trade relations with the US, are dealing a serious blow to the global economy. John Stepek explains what it means for your money.
Companies are coming under increasingly serious attack from cyber criminals. Few have the systems to cope with it, says Merryn Somerset Webb, and recovering losses through insurance could prove difficult.
It’s a big week for the markets, with the US Federal Reserve meeting to set interest rates, and another Brexit vote in the UK. John Stepek looks at what to expect.
Markets are starting to realise that any trade deal between China and the US may take some time. John Stepek looks at how this is affecting the global economy’s most important charts.
The mood among investors is gloomy, but it wouldn’t take much to cheer them up. And central banks could well oblige, says John Stepek.