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House prices up 4.7%

Annual house price growth stood at 4.7% in May 2016 – down from 4.9% the month before, Nationwide’s House Price Index has revealed. Average house prices rose by 0.2% from

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Japan: a test of credibility

The news that Shinzo Abe is about to once again delay his second consumption tax hike has brought the Japanese Prime Minister’s credibility into question. The two tax increases are

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Brazil recovery will take time and luck

Brazil’s first quarter GDP growth of -5.4% year-on-year sounds devastatingly bad, but such is the state of the Latin American economy that it is actually an improvement. The figures were better

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Hikma Pharmaceuticals bounces back into FTSE 100

Following its most recent quarterly review, the London Stock Exchange confirmed last night that Inmarsat will be dropping out of the FTSE 100, whilst previously relegated Hikma Pharmaceuticals will be bouncing back into the

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Rental supply will nosedive in 2016

Cox reckoned supply will plummet once buy-to-let properties, purchased before the 3% stamp duty surcharge came into force in April, are filled. ARLA research showed that rental properties managed per

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Commodities: the bear market is over

Following five years of devastatingly poor returns in the market, sentiment towards commodities is at rock bottom, but it’s starting to turn following the surge in the prices of a

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Wolseley hit by weaker industrial markets

Shares in Wolseley, the supplier of plumbing and heating products, opened down around 5% this morning as the group reported a disappointing set of Q3 numbers. Like for like revenue

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June markets kick off with losses

The global risk rally has come unstuck in the past 24 hours, as investors and markets keep adding to their ‘reasons to worry’ list. Today sees Japan’s abandonment of its