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.

Where to find bargains in emerging markets

Having priced in a lot of bad news, emerging markets are looking like better value, says professional investor Carlos Hardenberg. Here, he picks three of his favourite smaller emerging-market stocks.

You can always find value somewhere in the markets

Lots of people will tell you now isn’t a good time to invest. But that’s not true, says Merryn Somerset Webb, there is always value somewhere. Here’s where to find it now.

Chart of the week: QE rewards lazy investors

This chart is a stark illustration of the effect of a decade of rock-bottom interest rates and quantitative easing (QE – or money printing).

Business and #MeToo: expect more to come

Revelations of wrongdoing and sexism may just be the start of a new business-shaking #MeToo movement, says Matthew Lynn.

The charts that matter: the European Central Bank’s handbrake turn

With the ECB throwing in the towel on tightening fiscal policy, John Stepek looks at what effect this has had on the charts that matter most to markets and the global economy.

Expect China's economy to keep on growing

China’s main stockmarket index, the CSI 300, has had a roaring year so far, gaining 25% and outstripping its major rivals. And last week there was more good news for the bulls.

Healthy growth in global dividends

Despite fears over dwindling worldwide growth, global companies paid out more in dividends last year than any year on record

Investors should hunt for bargains in European markets

Despite all the gloom, European markets are in better shape than they’ve been for ages, and the stockmarkets look appealing.

Ted Baker needs a reboot

Ted Baker, the clothing chain, has been a rare retail success story on the high street. Now it is in the headlines for the wrong reasons. Matthew Partridge reports.

There's life in the bull market yet

Investors are being forced to take greater risks in the hunt for returns, says John Stepek. And yet, the bull market still has legs.

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