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.

Chart of the week: US stocks are getting older

The average age of firms listed in the US has been rising for three decades. It’s now 20 years, twice the figure seen in the 1990s dotcom craze.

Christopher Wood: buy China and India

If you’re after cheap stocks, head to China and India, says analyst and author Christopher Wood.

The big share buyback controversy

US politicians have share buybacks in their sights. They may be right to do so, says John Stepek – but not for the reason they think.

Uzbekistan opens up to investors

Few had expected Uzbekistan’s president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, to change much when he took over in 2016. But he has embarked on major reforms, making it a frontier market to watch.

Deutsche-Commerzbank merger will be a disaster

The Deutsche-Commerzbank tie-up makes no sense and may spark another financial crisis.

The charts that matter: Tesla hits a pothole

Electric-car group Tesla has had a rough week. John Stepek looks at what was behind it, and at the rest of the global economy’s most important charts.

Modi expected to win India's upcoming election

India’s benchmark Nifty 50 index has jumped to a six-month high following the announcement that India’s national election will take place over five weeks between mid-April and late May.

Can the post-crisis bull market last?

Last August the S&P’s bull market became the longest since World War II. Pundits have been predicting its end for some time now, but the economic backdrop suggests that there is no immediate reason to be bearish.

Finding quality and value in emerging Asia

Each week, a professional investor tells Moneyweek where he’d put his money. This week: Nitin Bajaj of Fidelity Asian Values investment trust selects three favourites from emerging Asia.

Boeing’s reputation at risk

Two of Boeing’s new-model 737 have crashed in a year and the aircraft-maker’s stock has suffered badly. Can it recover? Matthew Partridge reports.

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