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India concerns remain despite growth

The first quarter of 2016 saw Indian GDP growth accelerate to 7.9% year-on-year, from 7.3% in the previous quarter, beating consensus expectations of 7.5% growth. The government’s preferred measure, GVA [1],

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Brexit poll sparks FTSE sell-off

What looked like a boring day in the markets has been kicked into gear as the European indices fell sharply after a surprise EU referendum poll in favour of the

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Euro 2016: Which fund managers make the squad?

You wouldn’t dream of sending out a team with 11 strikers and similarly, you’d be reckless to base your portfolio just around emerging markets funds. It’s also wise to have

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How to supercharge your SIPP

The beauty of a SIPP is that it allows you to draw an income from your pension, giving you greater control over your savings and investments. Plan things carefully and

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Who will drop out of the FTSE 100 this week?

Merlin’s place in the top 100 could be at risk after a troubled year. The serious accident at Alton Towers last June continues to impact the group’s profitability, while it

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Rents up 2.6% across GB

Rents rose by 2.6% in the year to April 2016 across Great Britain, the ONS Index of Private Housing Rental Prices has found. Rents grew by 2.8% in England, 0.2%

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Rally hits stall speed

A flat open for the FTSE 100 can be easily explained by three factors – continued unwillingness to chase Tuesday’s big move, a long weekend for the UK and US

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Companies announcing their results next week

Wednesday Wolseley plc (Q3 results) The company has been doing well from its large exposure to the US housing market and we should see this continuing to be reflected in

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North West sees best rental yields

Landlords found the best rental yields in the North West of England last year, the Your Move and Reeds Rains buy-to-let index covering England and Wales found. In the year

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Oil breaks through $50 a barrel

Oil supply has fallen more quickly than anticipated largely due to uncontrollable and unpredictable events as wildfires in Canada cut production by around 1m barrels a day and militant action