Economics / Markets

        RBS reserves £400m for forex probe as profits leap 26%

        Professional Adviser | 31 Oct 2014 | 08:10

        RBS has reserved £400m for a currency probe as it reported a third successive quarterly profit thanks to reduced costs and strengthening economic conditions.

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        Fund Focus: Eugene Philalithis on predicting an interest rate rise in Q1 2015

        Eugene Philalithis, manager of Fidelity Multi Asset Income, tells Maria Merricks why despite a change in consensus, he maintains the belief interest rates will rise sooner, not later...

        Professional Adviser | 30 Oct 2014 | 16:06

        Sector report: UK commercial property - treading a very fine line

        Managers must navigate a difficult path between maximising exposure to attractive illiquid property and accommodating liquidity needs. Edward Fane asks whether it is worth the risk

        Professional Adviser | 30 Oct 2014 | 14:49

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      Asset Allocators' Soapbox: Will Draghi's dominoes fall easily into place?

      Caroline Simmons takes a closer look at the difficult task ahead for European Central Bank president Mario Draghi

      Professional Adviser | 30 Oct 2014 | 14:44

      Investment trusts: 'Who are the dinosaurs now?'

      James Budden has a message for the investment trust naysayers…

      Professional Adviser | 30 Oct 2014 | 14:42
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      Portfolio planning: Five reasons to be cautious

      Iain Stewart explains why he believes investors should be preparing portfolios for heightened volatility...

      Professional Adviser | 28 Oct 2014 | 13:09
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      'Goldilocks' UK sees Q3 GDP growth slow to 0.7%

      UK GDP growth stood at 0.7% in the third quarter, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), down from 0.9% in Q2 but in line with economists' expectations.

      Professional Adviser | 24 Oct 2014 | 10:27
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      EU asks UK to pay extra £1.7bn after 'increase in wealth'

      The UK must contribute an extra £1.7bn (€2.1bn) to the European Union's budget after the economy performed better than expected.

      Professional Adviser | 24 Oct 2014 | 07:54

      The hunted: Fresh trends in adviser acquisitions

      The adviser acquisition market is booming, according to recent research. Laura Miller takes a closer look at the rush to exit, and those who are happy hunting.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Oct 2014 | 11:04
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      MPC minutes suggest later rate hike despite 7-2 split

      The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee remained split 7-2 against raising interest rates this month but took a gloomier view of the country’s economic prospects.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 12:08

      Asset Allocators' Soapbox: Is an emerging markets crisis on the cards?

      There is no denying that emerging markets' growth advantage over the developed world is shrinking. But just how real is the risk to investors? Jeremy Lawson examines the case

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 11:05

      Sector report: Searching for signs of encouragement in Japan

      Foreign investors, historically a key driver of the Japanese stock market, are looking for clues as to whether the time is right to commit themselves again. Stewart Smith takes a look

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 10:50

      Where did the smart money go in September?

      Few could find any real reasons for the sell-off in the FTSE 100 last month but it appeared to justify investors’ caution. Cherry Reynard reports

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 10:47
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      EU exit would leave Britain with 'zero influence'

      The UK would have "zero" influence if it voted to leave the EU, the outgoing president of the European Commission has said.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Oct 2014 | 07:42
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      'Gloomier' Bank of England says expect interest rates lower for longer

      Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, the chief economist at the Bank of England has said.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Oct 2014 | 07:41
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      UK economic growth 'to fall to 2.4% in 2015'

      The UK economy will grow by 2.4% in 2015, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group EY Item Club has said.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Oct 2014 | 07:40

      FTSE opens higher after sliding into correction territory

      The FTSE has opened 1% higher as it begins to recover from its worst one-day fall in 16 months on 15 October.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Oct 2014 | 08:05

      BIS issues warning over 'violent' market correction

      The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has warned of a potentially 'violent' market crash as financial markets are dangerously stretched.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 10:39

      UK inflation tumbles to lowest level in five years

      UK CPI inflation has fallen to its lowest level in five years, undershooting estimates as the impact of falling petrol prices dragged the headline level down near to 1%.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Oct 2014 | 10:19

      FTSE in the red as Hargreaves and luxury goods groups slide

      The FTSE 100 was in the red once again today following losses around the globe overnight, with Hargreaves Lansdown and luxury goods retailers Burberry and Mulberry both taking a tumble on slowdown fears.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Oct 2014 | 10:15



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