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Companies announcing their results next week

Tuesday BHP Billiton (Q4 results) The most diversified of the large mining companies should report full year results that demonstrate the turnaround the sector is having from slightly improved commodity

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Top tips for investing for the long term

Where do you start if you want to create a truly long-term portfolio?  If you don’t have the patience to hold a stock or fund for three to five years please turn

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Investment companies paying dividends out of capital

Since a change to the tax rules in 2012, UK investment trusts have had the ability to pay dividends from capital profits. The vast majority of investment companies pay dividends

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UK rental growth bounces back

The fastest growing region is Northern Ireland (5.7%), followed by Scotland (3.6%) and the East Midlands (3.2%). London rental growth is still negative (-0.6%), which is acting as a brake

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Alternative finance index launches

CAMFI, a partnership between the UK’s TAB and China’s BBD and AIF, highlights the emergence of alternative finance as a new asset class. The index aims to monitor the health

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Companies announcing their results next week

Monday Clarkson (Q2 results) Followers of Clarkson, the market leader in providing shipping services, will be looking out for an update on demand for its services and its outlook as

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House price growth ‘stable’ in July

House prices increased by 0.3% on a monthly basis to average at £211,671. Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s chief economist, said: “The annual pace of house price growth remained broadly stable in

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World economy expected to grow by 3.6%

Recent data for several major economies point to a more significant pick-up in global growth this year than we projected in May. Among the advanced economies, the upward revisions have

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When will interest rates rise?

Tom Stevenson, investment director for personal investing at Fidelity International: “It seems the bank is reluctant to rock the economic recovery by hiking rates just yet and the Bank’s view

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Rental demand flourishes outside M25

Rental growth surrounding London outside the M25 is highest in Luton (4.23%), Peterborough (3.75%), Thurrock (3.56%), and Bedfordshire (3.19%), the Index shows. John Goodall, chief executive and founder of Landbay,