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UK Equities – a new era of investment returns

As we face up to the very realistic prospect that we are likely to be trapped in a macro environment of low growth and low interest rates for many years

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Markets steady as October ends

RBS RBS has rounded off a week of UK bank figures and were it not for the £1.1 billion cash injection from the sale of its Citizens bank operation in

News , Property , Tax Efficient Investing

Using your pension to invest in property

Changes to the pension system, which have come in to effect this year, are widely considered to be the most radical in almost a century. Greater freedom and flexibility to

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Schroders to launch global recovery fund for UK investors

The new fund will mirror the investment philosophy of the Schroder ISF Global Recovery fund (launched in October 2013) and its Recovery Fund which Nick Kirrage and Kevin Murphy have

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Fed and Shell push markets lower

US interest rates may have been left unchanged last night but the tweaking of the statement has boosted the hopes of those expecting a rate hike in December, with stock

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Royal Dutch Shell hit hard by slump in oil prices

Royal Dutch Shell’s Q3 results painted a picture very much reflective of the woes of the oil industry, as revenues fell by 36% to $68.7bn. This resulted in leaving the

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UK interest rates: deflation dampens expectations

In March 2009 the Bank of England (BoE) lowered its base rate to a record-low 0.5% to combat the effects of the global financial crisis. Six-and-a-half years later, the BoE’s

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Next announces good six month results

Clothing group Next provided a third quarter trading update this morning which showed a 6% rise in full price sales. Next said comparative figures from last year were weak, but

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Lloyds share price dips on disappointing results

Lloyds Bank’s share price fell in early trading this morning despite news of a 27% increase in its third quarter pre-tax profits to £958 million compared with the same period

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Midcaps trounce the FTSE 100

The FTSE 100 features the 100 largest UK listed companies and are referred to as large cap or blue chip stocks. The next 250 largest listed companies form the FTSE