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Small-cap Seeing Machines roars into automative alliance

Seeing Machines has announced a 15-year partnership with TK Holdings, the Americas subsidiary of Takata Corporation (Takata) – to work on developing driver monitoring technology. The two companies have been

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Dollar’s rally has further to run

According to a report from economic consultancy, Capital Economics, the US dollar rally is set to continue. The Federal Reserve’s trade-weighted major currencies index – which tracks the dollar’s value

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India’s appetite for gold expected to push price higher in September

Although gold is down on its year high of almost $1383, Indian gold buying could well drive the price higher in September. According to figures from Bloomberg, bullion averaged gains

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Rathbones: bullish on pharma again

The pharmaceuticals sector is emerging from a ‘lost decade’, according to Rathbone Global Opportunities Fund manager James Thomson, who is bullish about its prospects. But Thomson considers that the development

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Is there a bond market bubble?

As US quantitative easing draws to a close, there is increasing nervousness that the bond market bubble may be about to burst. But the market’s high prices and low yields

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How to invest in watches

This year should see a record price set for the auction of a watch. For those tempted to invest in watches here are some timely tips. Sotheby’s recently announced that

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Economic optimism inspires young AIM investors

One year on since the Chancellor allowed AIM stocks in ISAs, new research analysing UK investor attitudes to AIM found that younger audiences – those aged 30-44 – are taking

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Gold: investor views on the price drivers

A third of gold and silver investors think monetary policy will have the biggest effect on gold prices in the second-half of 2014, with geopolitics in second place. These two

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Gold mining outperformance to continue

ETF Securities has found that although gold miners have rallied 26% since the beginning of the year, on a price-to-book value basis gold miners’ shares are still trading 33% below

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Is it time to invest in water?

I wouldn’t be a true Brit if I didn’t mention the weather in a blog. We complain about it all the time – it’s too hot or too cold, too