Economics / Markets

        CBI chairman warns of 'enormous' risks with Scottish Yes vote

        Professional Adviser | 29 Aug 2014 | 07:49

        Britain's economic recovery will be at risk if Scotland votes for independence next month, the president of Britain's biggest business lobby has warned.


        Japan's economy signals stagnation and weakness

        Japan's economy has shown signs of stagnation and some weakness as households spent less and factory output stayed flat in July.

        Professional Adviser | 29 Aug 2014 | 07:29

        BCC warns of ‘flash in the pan’ UK recovery

        The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has upgraded its UK GDP forecast for 2014 but cautioned the recovery may be short-lived unless exports bounce back.

        Professional Adviser | 28 Aug 2014 | 08:19

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      Buxton: November or bust for pre-election rate rise

      The Bank of England will hold off on hiking rates for six months if it does not act by November – leaving a “clear run” for investors until the general election, Richard Buxton has predicted.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Aug 2014 | 07:59

      Sector report: Hold your nerve or cut your losses in Japan?

      As the market continues to frustrate and confuse investors, Patrick Murphy looks at whether perseverance will be rewarded...

      Professional Adviser | 21 Aug 2014 | 11:37

      Asset Allocators' Soapbox: Where to look next for supported valuations

      With looser monetary policy in Europe inevitable, Ben Seager-Scott explains why equity returns on the continent are set to offer adequate compensation for risk...

      Professional Adviser | 21 Aug 2014 | 10:34

      PA Portfolio: What is the most you would consider holding in cash?

      As a recent survey reveals fund managers are hiking cash weightings, Maria Merricks asks three experts whether it is the right move to be making...

      Professional Adviser | 21 Aug 2014 | 08:00

      Fund Focus: SLI's Scott Smith on why he continues to support a pro-risk position

      Scott Smith, manager of the SLI Global Advantage fund, tells Maria Merricks why he is confident on the outlook for equities and where he is finding the best opportunities...

      Professional Adviser | 21 Aug 2014 | 08:00
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      US markets edge higher despite hawkish Fed minutes

      US markets continued to edge higher on Wednesday, despite the Federal Reserve's latest minutes suggesting an interest rate hike may come sooner than expected.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Aug 2014 | 07:51
      The Bank of England

      MPC minutes reveal two members voted for August rate hike

      Two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted for a 25bps rate hike this month, latest minutes show - the first call for hikes in over three years.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Aug 2014 | 10:10
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      UK CPI inflation falls to 1.6% in year to July

      UK consumer price inflation assumed its downwards trajectory once more in July following a sharp spike the previous month.

      Professional Adviser | 19 Aug 2014 | 09:48

      Clients ‘break first rule of investment’ in scramble for risk assets

      Wealth managers report their clients are clamouring to take on more risk in portfolios, even as markets retreat from record highs.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Aug 2014 | 12:36

      Asian markets mixed as investors buy-up yen assets

      Asian markets enjoyed a mixed trading session at the start of the week, oscillating between gains and losses as the latest relief rally comes under pressure.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Aug 2014 | 07:52
      The Bank of England

      Bank ‘won’t be pushed into raising interest sharply’ – David Miles

      The Bank of England won’t be pressured into hiking the base rate quickly because inflation is likely to remain relatively low, according to economist David Miles.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Aug 2014 | 11:29

      Sector report: The UK equity income sectors to turn to for dividend stability

      Amandine Thierree highlights some of the leading funds from a sector best-placed to make the most of the UK market’s most reliable segments...

      Professional Adviser | 14 Aug 2014 | 08:00
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      Where did the smart money go in July?

      Investors have been withdrawing from higher risk assets but appear stumped over what to do next with the cash. Cherry Reynard reports...

      Professional Adviser | 14 Aug 2014 | 08:00

      Asset Allocators' Soapbox: Have we reached the monetary stimulus tipping point?

      Anthony McDonald and Peter Toogood ask how much longer it is appropriate to maintain such easy levels of monetary policy...

      Professional Adviser | 13 Aug 2014 | 15:25

      Investment Committee Insider: Good (and bad) adviser benchmarks for client portfolios

      Abraham Okusanya examines the adviser conundrum of benchmarking client portfolios...

      Professional Adviser | 12 Aug 2014 | 10:40

      Expat tax threat could net govt £400m

      Hundreds of thousands of expats who raise an income in the UK could lose their right to use the personal allowance.

      Professional Adviser | 12 Aug 2014 | 08:01

      Economic growth triggers stock boom in midcaps

      The UK's mid-cap companies are enjoying rapid growth in both revenues and profit, as they become the chief beneficiaries of the country's economic recovery.

      Professional Adviser | 11 Aug 2014 | 07:40



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