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.

The Pacific Alliance: the four best bets in Latin America

The emerging market sell-off is a buying opportunity for brave investors seeking resilient, well-managed economies with strong prospects. Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru fit the bill, says James McKeigue.

Three video game companies with wide economic moats

Matthew Partridge talks to fund managers Victoria Stevens and Matt Tonge, who pick three video-game makers that can keep competitors at bay.

Three ways to boost family businesses

Research shows that keeping a business in the family is good for profits. Matthew Lynn explains how to encourage more of it.

British stocks are unloved and undervalued

According to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey, 28% of fund managers are underweight in UK stocks.

Where to find value in Africa

A specialist investment trust and a mining stock allow investors to bet on African large-cap stocks, and a recovery in Zimbabwe.

If you'd invested in: Halma and Ophir

Shares in hazard detection copay Halma have risen 158% in the past five years, while those in oil and gas firm Ophir have plunged.

Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK’s financial pages.

Indonesia's currency slides as emerging markets sell off

The emerging markets sell-off has pushed the Indonesian rupiah to its weakest level against the dollar since the 1998 Asian crisis.

South Africa slips into recession

South Africa’s economy fell into recession in the second quarter of 2018, contracting by 0.7% after a decline in GDP between January and March.

The changes sweeping the Gulf provide opportunities for investors

Matthew Partridge talks to Nicholas Wilson of the Gulf Investment Fund about the rapidly changing face of the Gulf states, and the opportunities for investors.

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