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Global Economic Update

In the UK, the consumer price index advanced more-than-expected by 2.3% YoY in February, compared to an advance of 1.8% in January. In February, the public sector net borrowing has

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Commodities Update

Gold Yesterday, gold traded 0.17% higher in the New York session and ended at USD1234.20 per ounce. In the Asian session, at GMT0600, the precious metal is trading at USD1228.50

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Major Indices Update

FTSE100 The FTSE 100 strengthened 0.07% yesterday to close at 7429.81. During the week, the index traded at a high of 7447.00 and a low of 7339.27. The FTSE 100

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Currencies Update

EURUSD The Euro weakened against the US Dollar in the New York session yesterday, closing 0.18% lower at 1.0735. At GMT0600, the Euro is trading at 1.0760 against the US

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Global Economic Update

In the Eurozone, labour cost climbed 1.6% QoQ in 4Q16. Labour cost had registered a revised rise of 1.40% in the previous quarter. In Germany, the producer price index recorded

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Should investors consider fine wine?

January and February saw a solid start to the year in the fine wine market. Prices rose slowly but surely in both months, leaving the main indices +1.7% (Liv-ex 100)

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Budget 2017: The speech in full

Mr Deputy Speaker, I report today on an economy that has continued to confound the commentators with robust growth. A labour market delivering record employment. And a deficit down by

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ISA investors jump on the Brexit bandwagon

Sector analysis within ISAs is always very interesting as it gives an insight into investor activity on a general basis. Interestingly, in 2016 the most popular sector, based on the

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Stocks stall as Draghi drags euro lower

European and US markets have found it tough to follow up on Friday’s bullish push, with early gains reversed as risk aversion kicked in. The beneficiaries of today’s trading are

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Building an AIM portfolio: stock selection

Successful long term investment on AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) international market for smaller growing companies, has generally been achieved by avoiding the more speculative companies on offer and