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Confidence returns to EU stock markets

In mid-morning trading the FTSE 100 is back in the black as market confidence returns. The Chinese stock market may be caught up in its own chaos, but the rest

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Equity market sell-off opportunities

China’s stock market slide and some weaker manufacturing data have sparked a sharp sell-off in equity markets. Our composite investor sentiment indicator has signalled one of the strongest contrarian buy

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Q&A with Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust

Q) What is your investment philosophy? Our basic philosophy is very simple. We are long term growth investors, looking to own stakes in individual businesses because of the attractiveness of

Analysis , Shares

The week ahead

Monday Bunzl (Interim results) The market will be looking to see if distribution and outsourcing group Bunzl achieves the 6% increase in first half revenues that it forecast at the

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China crisis

The state of the economy in China has troubled investors for some many years now, reflecting its importance to the global economy both during its emerging growth phase and now

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What does the Greek chaos mean?

“After only being elected in January of this year, Greek Prime Minister Alexi Tsipras resigned yesterday. The drastic move, regarded by Tsipras as a moral obligation, comes only a week

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FTSE 100 falls to a 2015 low

“The markets have opened turbulently, registering a low for 2015 of 6,286.95 [at the time of going to press on 21 August] within the first hour. “The FTSE 100 has

Property , Tax Efficient Investing

Will upsizing be better for you in retirement?

One of the headline announcements during the first Budget of an all-Conservative Government since 1996 was that couples can pass up to £1m of their assets, including the main family

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Dividend rise for Costain investors

“Costain, the engineering and infrastructure projects group, has this morning reported an encouraging set of half year results. “These included a rise in revenues to £621.1m and operating profits of

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Stock markets react to China

Stock markets around Europe are suffering because the decline overnight in the Far East has spooked dealers in the West. The great worry is that China will undergo a dramatic