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Europe crisis is far from over

Danny Gabay, an economist at Fathom Consulting and former adviser to Michael Hesseltine MP, said the solutions are already on the table: banking union and a proper federal transfer system.

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Bank to get “flexible inflation” target

Speaking at the National Association of Pension Funds annual conference in Edinburgh today former deputy governor of the Bank of England, Sir John Gieve, said he expects this month’s Budget

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Tony Blair: Scotland should stay in UK and Britain in Europe

Speaking at the National Association of Pension Funds annual conference in Edinburgh today Blair said in an evermore “interconnected” world where power is shifting East and technology is driving globalisation

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Tony Blair: Retirement as we know it is over

And he said people must accept they will have to support themselves in retirement as the state pension can only offer a “base” income. He said the British people must

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DIY investors warned to check charges

Findings from Prudential suggest that many DIY investors, those who self-select the majority of their investments, are failing to consider important taxes and charges when making investment decisions. Almost half

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Mortgages will be easier to get in 2013

Research out today suggests the high deposit market is saturated with offers so if lenders want to lend they have little choice other than to reopen shop to first-time buyers

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Claims great rotation into equities “overstated”

Ashish Misra, head of investment policy and research at Lloyds TSB Private Banking, has suggested the idea of a “great rotation” from fixed income in to equities is “a curious

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Equities dominate in January 2013

In contrast fixed income funds continued their downward trend in net retail sales with an outflow of £85m – the first outflow for the asset class since October 2008 (£142m).

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Pension funds urge companies to curb bonuses

In a letter sent to the chairmen of FTSE 350 businesses the National Association of Pension Funds warned that companies that have failed to create a strong link between executive

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Halifax slashes ISA admin charge

New customers opening a Self-Select Stocks & Shares ISA before 5 April 2013 will have their admin charges waived for the remainder of the current tax year (2012/2013) and the