Hamish McRae: The bulls are back, so expect the Footsie to hit 6,000 next year

However, the main developed world economies are only just starting to turn upwards, and there are genuine doubts about both the durability of the reco…

David Prosser: China’s push for power is irresistible

suffered a corresponding fall, and the FTSE 100 index had risen 2 per cent despite some decidedly patchy domestic economic news. Underlying all of tho…

FTSE 100 enjoys strongest quarter in history

Author: By Nikhil Kumar The previous record was set in 1987, when the index gained 19 per cent between January and March, said the FTSE Group, which c…

Market Report: Barclays races ahead of the banking pack

Author: By Nikhil Kumar The stock gained ground after analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods weighed in, saying that Barclays offered the most balanc…

Market Report: Thomas Cook firms up as FTSE 100 takes off

Author: By Nikhil Kumar The troubled German group is Thomas Cook’s largest shareholder, with an interest of around 53 per cent. Citi, which play…

Hamish McRae: Banking has a mountain to climb

Yet the report makes chilling reading. It is not so much the cool language with which it acknowledges how on a knife-edge things have been; I think we…