Nia Williams

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Investors should reconsider Japan

In spite of the recent good news and performance in Japan foreign investors have continued to pull money out of the region and foreign investment is at the lowest level

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Few tenants are looking to buy

A quarter (24%) couldn’t afford a mortgage, a similar amount (26%) rent as it fits their work or education system and 14% rent due to personal circumstances such as a

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Companies announcing their results next week

Monday Schroders (trading update) Investors will be keen to hear comments from the highly regarded fund management group about its outlook and the markets. Assets under management have been increasing

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Where next for interest rates and portfolios?

The Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has become increasingly hawkish about the prospect of hiking interest rates in the “relatively near term” with inflation running nearly one percentage point

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Annual house price growth up to 4%

Prices rose by 0.8% in September to push the annual rate of growth from 2.6% in the three months to August to 4.0% in September. Russell Galley, managing director, Halifax Community

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Growth vs value

Growth companies are those that offer strong earnings growth. Investors are usually willing to pay more for this growth so the stock price tends to be higher than the broader

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Rents near Crossrail 2 fall as project is shunted back

The rents fell in 15 local authorities affected by Crossrail 2 in the year to September, including Broxbourne (-1.75%), Richmond (-1.13%), and Spelthorne (-2.16%), with the exception of Enfield (0.4%).

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Companies announcing results next week

Tuesday Marston’s (Q4 trading update) It’s been a tough year for Marston’s shares, down 21%, although the whole pub sector generally has been subdued. While others such as Greene King

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London Bridge most searched for area amongst renters

Spotahome is predominantly used by renters moving to the UK for a minimum of 30 days and its research found that London sees a high level of demand from those

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Can investing help fund students through University?

The savings ratio, which is the amount households are saving, is at an all-time low of 1.7%. We all know we need to be saving more whether it’s to be