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The Association of Investment Companies has issued a list of investment trusts that have significant exposure to pharmaceutical companies given current speculation about Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline. Pharmaceutical share prices have [...]
The Share Centre has advised investors to ‘hold’ the shares of ARM Holdings rather than upgrade the firm to buy despite positive first quarter revenues. Helal Miah, investment research analyst [...]
The US economy and profits need to pick up soon if the enthusiasm built into share price valuations is to be validated, Iain Stewart, manager of the Newton Real Return [...]
Invesco Perpetual’s head of UK equities and successor to Neil Woodford, Mark Barnett points out that while March enjoyed an improved outlook for economic growth in the UK, it was not however [...]
Tax relief on pensions should be replaced by a Government payment of 50p per £1 saved says a radical report by Michael Johnson for the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS). [...]
Shawbrook Bank has increased the rate on its 1-year Fixed Rate Bond, offering savers 1.95% AER. The new issue is available today, 17 April, both online through the bank’s personal [...]
Tackling climate change is not prohibitively expensive and investors can benefit argues Jupiter’s ecology fund manager
The latest UN report on climate change reinforces the view that environmental investing is essentially an investment in the long term structural growth of the global economy Charlie Thomas, manager [...]
It may be too late to change your Easter break holiday destination, but one travel currency specialist has worked out the most expensive and cheapest taxi runs from Europe’s airports [...]
More than one in 10 UK adults do not think it’s important to regularly save money for the future. New research* for alternative account provider thinkmoney reveals that 12.4% of [...]
Chinese growth is likely to remain subdued this year and may slow further says Schroders’ Emerging Markets economist Craig Botham. Chinese growth slowed in the first quarter of 2014, from 7.7% [...]
London Central Portfolio launches closed ended central London property fund which can take Sipp and Isa cash
London Central Portfolio (LCP), has launched its fourth fund, London Central Apartments II (LCA II) which is designed to be SIPP and ISA eligible. Naomi Heaton, CEO of LCP, says: [...]
Asian equity markets have lagged their developed market peers over the last twelve months as China – its biggest and most significant economy – has disappointed. Stuart Parks head of [...]
The prediction of the death of annuities are premature says Andy James, head of retirement planning at financial planning firm Towry. James says that for those who either do not [...]
It’s a myth that emerging market debt is as risky and volatile as emerging market equity argues Insight
Emerging market corporate debt has shrugged off everything that has been thrown at it so far this year argues fund manager Insight’s emerging market fixed income managers Rodica Glavan and [...]
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