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Taylor Wimpey cites encouraging demand in second half

In a trading update released to the market this morning, housebuilder Taylor Wimpey highlighted a strong performance during the second half, as demand for new housing remained high. Sales for

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Companies announcing results next week

Monday Taylor Wimpey (Q3 trading update) Despite Brexit concerns, the sector has remained resilient as there is still a shortage of housing in the UK and the company said demand

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Fund sales break record levels

The data shows that net retail sales broke previous records with £5.6bn in September and the best-selling asset class in Q3 was fixed income, with net retail sales of £4.9bn.

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The outlook for European equities beyond its ‘golden year’

European equities have enjoyed a perfect storm of positivity this year. Reduced political uncertainty, improving economic data and steady company results have all driven investors back to this often-overlooked region.

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A year on from US elections, is the US a good investment?

We’ve spent the past 12 months, since Donald Trump’s election, reading 140 character policies, thanking our lucky stars that our average job tenure is 8.5 years1 (rather than a day for

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Best and worst performing funds and sectors in October

Japan led global equity markets higher in October as Shinzo Abe won another term in office following a surprise election. Japanese shares have also been boosted by strong corporate earnings

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Companies announcing results next week

Tuesday Associated British Foods (Full year results) The last update in September showed a better-than-expected performance at high street clothing business Primark, although recent indicators have suggested some weakening in

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Interest rates go up to 0.5%.

The Committee voted unanimously to maintain the stock of sterling non-financial investment-grade corporate bond purchases, financed by the issuance of central bank reserves, at £10bn.  The Committee also voted unanimously

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Base rate rise: implications for markets and investors

Markets are now pricing in a 90% chance of a UK interest rate rise tomorrow. High expectations on this front have been disappointed before and, even if they aren’t, a

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Base rate rise: implications for landlords

There hasn’t been a rate rise in a decade so a whole generation of home buyers and landlords have to this point been immune to the consequences. In fact in