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Exceptional 232.08 carat diamond unearthed in South Africa

An exceptional 232.08 carat diamond has been recovered at the Cullinan mine in South Africa, according to Petra Diamonds. The stone is a D colour Type II diamond of “exceptional

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Good summer performance from investment trusts

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) found that so far this year, the average investment trust sector is up 5%, with the majority of this growth coming between May and

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Are investors paying too much in charges?

A new report has revealed that the most popular brokerages in the UK are charging investors in some cases 10 times more than their low-cost rivals. Hargreaves Lansdown is the

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Record agricultural investment deal announced

The Wellcome Trust’s has acquired The Co-operative Group’s farm business for £249million, in the biggest agri-investment deal in the UK to date and the largest global deal of its kind.

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Next ten Sub-Saharan African cities to interest investors

CEOs around the world are increasingly recognising the untapped potential of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), according to a report by PwC – and the next ten biggest cities have been pinpointed.

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Reforms set to drive Japanese stock market

Japan fund managers are bullish about the country’s prospects, believing reforms will drive the market. The Japanese stock market remains one of the cheapest stock markets in the world, according

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Record sales for UK equity income funds in June

Equity has been recorded as the best-selling asset class for the fifteenth consecutive month, with net retail sales of £1.2 billion, according to the Investment Management Association (IMA). Property was

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Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust plans 44th annual dividend increase

At its interim results today, Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust (the company) confirmed its intention to increase its dividend for the forty-fourth consecutive year. The company plans to provide investors

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Anthony Bolton’s successor on investing in China

Dale Nicholls isn’t yet famous but, as the man who has replaced Anthony Bolton as head of The Fidelity China Special Situations investment trust, he could soon be if he

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Savings and investments help increase number of pensioner millionaires

Savings and investments have made a considerable contribution to the growth in the number of pensioner millionaires. 19% of over-65 households now have savings and investments worth more than £100,000