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.

What Venezuela means for oil

Venezuela’s oil output has been decreasing for more than two decades. But what does the current crisis mean for the oil price?

Tesco wields the axe

Britain’s biggest supermarket is cutting back on staff and fresh food. Will the move prove counterproductive? Matthew Partridge reports.

How to invest in a world weighed down by debt

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.

New industries bring new problems

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.

The Fed finally gets it – all that matters is the S&P 500

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 slowdown is really starting to rattle markets

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 must wake up to the dangers of cyber crime

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.

The Fed and Brexit: what to watch in the week ahead

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.

The charts that matter: markets are waiting for a trade deal

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.

Why investors could get a pleasant surprise this year

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.

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