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Why Japan may have further to go

On 5th December 2012 Shinzo Abe was elected prime minister of Japan and launched his extraordinary stimulus programme ‘Abenomics’. It’s been an eventful, but largely successful, five years. The Nikkei has

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Rent in East of England see steepest rise

The average rent in the East of England – which includes cities such as Cambridge and Norwich – has risen by 6% to £887 per month in the past year.

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How investors can benefit from the rise of the robots

Have you ever considered whether robots and artificial intelligence (AI) will one day replace the human work force or create jobs that once didn’t exist? Will robots ultimately improve productivity

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Companies announcing results next week

Wednesday Findel (interim results) As the critical Christmas trading period gets properly underway, and Black Friday is coming shortly, the market will be interested in how the Express Gifts online

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Budget: No change for investors

All told, the November Budget has not caused us to reassess our assumptions for domestic investments or the British pound. The first Autumn Budget was a giveaway budget. Policy decisions

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Five funds for a monthly income

Inflation remained stubbornly high at 3% last month* with the price of food and non-alcoholic drinks the biggest drivers up 4.1%. Not good news in the run up to Christmas, when

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William Hill posts revenue increases

This morning, bookmaker William Hill reassured the market that it was on track to deliver market expectations for 2017, courtesy of a boost in revenues in its online and US

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Companies announcing results next week

Monday William Hill (Q3 trading update) Shares in the betting group have recovered modestly in recent weeks, mainly due to hopes that the government’s review of fixed odds betting terminals

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Is it time for investors to consider retail therapy?

The Office for National Statistics today reported a 0.3% fall in retail sales figures for October compared to last year, although some caution is merited given that sales in October

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Rents rise in October but rate slows

The average rent agreed on a new tenancy signed in October was £909 according to the October HomeLet Rental Index, compared to £901 in the same month of last year.