Economics / Markets

        FCA to investigate Tesco after £250m accounting error

        Professional Adviser | 22 Sep 2014 | 13:24

        The Financial Conduct Authority will conduct an investigation into Tesco after the firm overstated its estimated half-year profits by £250m.

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        Banks lead the way as UK market jumps on Scottish no vote

        Shares in the largest Scottish companies - in particular the banks - helped power the FTSE 100 higher this morning after the results of the Scottish referendum revealed the country had voted to remain part of the UK.

        Professional Adviser | 19 Sep 2014 | 08:13

        'A victory for democracy': Twitter reacts to Scotland vote

        Here we bring you the best reaction from the twittersphere as the UK digests the results of Scotland's historic referendum.

        Professional Adviser | 19 Sep 2014 | 07:59

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      Industry reaction as Scotland rejects independence

      Fund managers, economists, and currency traders waited with bated breath for the outcome of the historic referendum in which Scotland would decide its future - whether inside or outside the UK.

      Professional Adviser | 19 Sep 2014 | 07:49
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      Cameron pledges new powers but 'no re-runs': We have heard the settled will of the Scottish people

      Prime Minister David Cameron has said there will be "no re-runs" of the Scottish referendum which saw a decisive vote in favour of the country remaining part of the UK in what he said was a demonstration of the "settled will of the Scottish people".

      Professional Adviser | 19 Sep 2014 | 07:41
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      Sterling strengthens as Scotland says 'No' to independence

      Scotland has voted to remain part of the United Kingdom, as the results of its historic referendum on independence show voters decisively rejected breaking away from the 300 year old union.

      Professional Adviser | 19 Sep 2014 | 06:48

      ‘Decade of economic decline’ predicted for independent Scotland

      An independent Scotland would result in its economy struggling for at least ten years, according to a poll of leading fund managers.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Sep 2014 | 07:48
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      Where did the smart money go in August?

      While the spectre of volatility is certainly looming, investors are not seeing any immediate reasons to panic just yet. Cherry Reynard reports...

      Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 11:17

      Mark Polson: Why I'm voting no

      Mark Polson may very well suit up for a truly independent Scotland, but, he writes, true independence isn't quite what Scots are being offered...

      Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 10:19

      Asset Allocators' Soapbox: Why debt is the biggest risk of all to markets

      The prospect of rising interest rates seems to be a question of when, not if. But what if debt burdens are found to be too crushing? It is a real possibility, writes Andrew Milligan

      Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:23
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      PA Portfolio: How investment managers are preparing ahead of Scots vote

      With hours to go before the Scots hit the polling booths, Professional Adviser asks commentators how they are preparing portfolios...

      Professional Adviser | 16 Sep 2014 | 13:54

      RBS may have to plug £5.6bn pensions deficit if Scotland votes Yes

      Royal Bank of Scotland could be forced to plug a £5.6bn deficit in its pensions scheme if Scotland votes Yes on Thursday.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Sep 2014 | 08:06
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      OECD sees global economy held back by slow eurozone

      A slow recovery among nations using the euro is holding back the global economy, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has said.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Sep 2014 | 07:39

      Fund Focus: City Financial's Mark Harris on why he is positioned against the consensus

      Mark Harris, manager of the City Financial Multi Asset Balanced fund, tells Maria Merricks about the important role alternatives play within the portfolio...

      Professional Adviser | 12 Sep 2014 | 12:03

      Brace for defaults as rates climb, banks are warned

      Banks need to prepare for market turmoil once central banks start to raise interest rates and unwind quantitative easing, a leading policymaker has said.

      Professional Adviser | 12 Sep 2014 | 07:54

      Ex-Sainsbury's boss in Scotland 'Yes' vote warning

      The former boss of Sainsbury's supermarket has issued a strong warning about the costs for retailers of doing business in an independent Scotland.

      Professional Adviser | 12 Sep 2014 | 07:33

      Fidelity overhauls Khan and Spreadbury's Global High Yield fund

      Fidelity Worldwide Investment has overhauled the remit of Peter Khan and Ian Spreadbury's Global High Yield fund in order to diversify away from the US and increase exposure to emerging markets.

      Professional Adviser | 11 Sep 2014 | 10:43

      IMA: Scottish groups running 11% of fund industry assets

      The Investment Management Association (IMA) has highlighted the scale of regulatory change that may be required if Scotland votes for independence, after revealing 11% of total fund industry assets are run by Scottish-based groups.

      Professional Adviser | 10 Sep 2014 | 08:00
      Mark Carney

      Carney hints at spring 2015 rate rise

      Bank of England governor Mark Carney has hinted interest rates could rise in the spring of next year as the UK economy continues to recover from one of the worst downturns it has ever faced.

      Professional Adviser | 09 Sep 2014 | 13:37
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      Hargreaves: Scottish independence would hike costs for all investors

      Investors in all parts of the UK will face increased costs if Scotland votes for independence, Hargreaves Lansdown has warned.

      Professional Adviser | 09 Sep 2014 | 09:13



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