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Sainsbury’s raises full year profit forecast

This morning Sainsbury’s reported better than expected Q2 volumes and transaction levels and said underlying profits before tax for the full year should be moderately better than it previously advised.

Analysis , Funds , News , Shares

What will it take to save the markets?

Markets have resembled the Grand Old Duke of York, having been both up and down. Today alone the indices have already been down 1% across the board in Europe only

Funds , News

Pictet Asset Management launches Robotics fund

The fund aims to capitalise on the growth of an industry that is forecast to expand as much as four times faster than the global economy over the next decade,

Editor's Picks , News , Tax Efficient Investing

Pension ISAs would reduce savings levels warn providers

Two thirds of companies believe an ISA system would lead to employees saving less into their pension, according to a survey by Aviva. The survey’s findings The study revealed that

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FTSE falters but US markets rise

In Europe, the selling has continued but at a much slower pace, while in the US a modest bounce is currently underway. For European investors, the focus remains on Glencore

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How China affects European equities

China is a key trading partner for Europe and specific sectors within European-listed equities have significant exposure to growth in the Asia-Pacific region. So where does this summer’s China-inspired volatility

Analysis , News , Shares , Small Caps

Dividend cover crumbles as profits plunge

Data from The Share Centre’s Profit Watch UK report and the Capita Asset Services UK Dividend Monitor, shows that dividend cover has fallen to 1.2x, down from 1.5x twelve months

News , Property

Precise Mortgages to improve its new build mortgage deals

The new build mortgage market is dominated by high street banks and mainstream lenders. As a result many would be homeowners and landlords can find it difficult to get a

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Five quality funds for a low-growth world

Janet Yellen’s caution about pulling the interest rate trigger is the latest sign that the world is stuck in a low-growth rut. It’s what former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers

News , Property

House price growth slows in August

Average house prices are now 4.2% higher than a year ago but the picture varies across the country. The highest annual increases have been recorded in the East where prices