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Fund managers wary on European recovery

S&P Capital IQ’s Fund Research interviewed European fixed income fund managers in the last quarter of 2012 and found a belief that Germany could experience an economic slowdown driven by

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SocGen offers help to DIY investors

It includes “educational content” on the Societe Generale range of nearly 600 exchange traded products including exchange traded funds, exchange traded notes and listed structured products. A statement from the

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Majority of investors go DIY

The claim comes from Platforum, an independent research firm, which also found that Hargreaves Lansdown is in top spot for providing investors with easy to use tools to manage their

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Final salary pension schemes closing doors

Just 13% of final salary pensions were open to new joiners in 2012, a drop of a third from 19% in 2011, and the steepest fall since comparable data began

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Landlords facing obligatory energy efficiency bill

Research from the British Property Federation and Energy Saving Trust has shown that the cost of improving a typical F rated property to an E rating – which is likely

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Britain’s economy slumps again

The fall was mostly driven by a 1.8% drop in production industry output in the fourth quarter 2012 from the third following a 0.7% boost over the previous quarter. There

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Middle income Britain in an “advice black hole”

The warnings from Mike Coady of the deVere Group come three weeks after the Financial Services Authority rolled out its Retail Distribution Review initiative, rules which ban providers from paying

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FTSE surges past 6,200

Adrian Lowcock, Senior Investment Manager at Hargreaves Lansdowne, said the rally since the start of the year has been driven by relief that the US addressed some of the issues

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European equities look cheap

Investors have underestimated the will there is in Europe to preserve the euro causing some investment firms to suggest European equities now look cheap. For the past three years fears

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Mortgage lending tightened in 2012

The latest figures from the British Bankers’ Association showed the total number of mortgages approved in December by banks declined by a marginal 803 compared to the previous month, to