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Top performing ethical funds

The ethical funds sector has grown notably in recent years with more and more people keen to make their money not only grow – but also work towards social and

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Don’t blame China for commodities crash

And so there we have it, quarterly Chinese growth of 6.9% on an annualised basis compared to market forecasts of 6.8% and the government’s target of 7%. Signs of weakening

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Octopus enters affordable housing market

The business has been created as a joint venture with QSH, a developer specialising in building affordable homes in the UK with little or no government subsidy. It will initially

Alternative Investments , News , Shares unveils crowdfunded art investment opportunities

Investing in a £10 million masterpiece is beyond the reach of most investors. So has launched a new crowdfunding system that allows investors to pitch in and purchase high value

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Gold dealer receives record trade via a mobile phone

Bullion Vault has received its largest ever trade through a smartphone app. The world’s largest gold and silver market online, said the investor used the app on 20 August to

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Is investing in luxury brands about to come back into fashion?

The luxury brand funds sector has fallen 15% since April but this could all change as London Fashion Week draws to a close. So far the event has seen total

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Virgin Money launches new fixed-rate cash ISA

Virgin Money has launched a new one-year fixed-rate cash ISA which will pay 1.76% – the best on the market for those with less than £1,000 to invest. Customers can

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Investor concerns over renewables

Coordinated by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, the letter focused on the benefits of renewable energy to the UK. These include increased energy security, reinforcement of the electricity

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Fine wine prices rise despite volatile markets

August saw a return to the steady upward trend in fine wine prices of the last 12 months.  This stability comes against a backdrop of dramatic swings in other markets

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Is now the time for a gold bull run?

Daniel Fisher, director at Physical Gold Ltd, said: “This is now the 5th Chinese interest rate cut since June. Psychologically, each rate cut confirms that the Chinese economy is faltering.