High debt, fierce competition and one-off factors have pushed tour operator Thomas Cook to the brink of bankruptcy.
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.
Global markets have reacted badly to the escalation of the US-China trade war. John Stepek looks at what’s going on and what it means for your money.
Uber’s share price took a massive hit after listing on the New York Stock Exchange. John Stepek looks at what its performance tells us about the wider market.
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has lagged the US stockmarket for years. Don’t bet on that changing, says John Stepek.
Profit margins are supposed to revert to the long-term average. In the US, however, they appear to be in a structural upswing.
The eurozone expanded at an annualised rate of 1.5% in the three months to April, and European stocks have enjoyed a robust bounce. But there’s room for more growth.
While investors were worrying about trade disputes and tariff hikes this week, the US bond markets threw up a nasty surprise. John Stepek explains what’s going on, and why it matters.
Spotify has hit its 100-millionth paying subscriber, but can it retain the title as the world’s biggest paid music streaming platform?
Donald Trump’s threats to ramp up his trade war have provided a nasty shock to China’s economy and stockmarkets.
The HP Sauce maker will restate earnings for three years. The group has been struggling since the merger that created it in 2015. Alex Rankine reports.
Markets have grown complacent, expecting central banks to shield them from any upheaval. But in these volatile times that’s a dangerous assumption, says John Stepek. The world is changing and you need to be ready.