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.

Argentina’s economic flames won’t spread

With a recession looming, markets have started to worry that Argentina could have trouble meeting its financing needs. But this is a squall, not a storm.

Satyajit Das: textbook recipe for an emerging-market crisis

The current turbulence of emerging markets should not come as a surprise to anyone, says Satyajit Das.

Venture-capital trusts – buy at your peril

High-profile venture-capital successes tempt ordinary investors, but be careful, says Max King.

Is the department store doomed? Don’t count on it

Department stores, including House of Fraser, Debenhams and others, are in trouble. But history shows this retail format has the capacity to reinvent itself and bounce back, says Max King.

Costa: Coca-Cola’s caffeine buzz

Fizzy-drinks giant Coca-Cola is diversifying into coffee. But while this strategy makes sense, Costa may not provide it with much of a boost.

How bad will things get for emerging markets? And will the pain spread?

The mess in emerging markets is spreading beyond Turkey and Argentina. John Stepek looks into how things have got so bad, and what’s likely to happen next.

Albert Edwards: winter is coming to the markets

US markets are heading for a collapse that could put the long-term future of the global financial system in danger, says Societe Generale’s Albert Edwards.

Why the US dollar is key to the fate of global markets

As the world’s reserve currency, the US dollar underpins the global economy – its rise and fall determines how markets move. John Stepek looks at why it matters so much.

Why our big companies aren’t innovating

When established big companies invest in new technologies, investors shrug. Why is that happening? asks Matthew Lynn.

Will stocks slump if the US dumps Trump?

What would impeaching Donald Trump actually mean for financial markets?

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