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No rate rises while UK growth remains sluggish

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show the UK economy saw a small pick-up in GDP growth, but the overall environment remains sluggish. The preliminary estimate shows

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Maven Capital Partners opens Durham office to manage £20m Finance Durham Fund

Newly recruited team will provide flexible funding packages for local SMEs One of the UK’s most active private equity houses and manager of the £20m Finance Durham Fund is Maven

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UK GDP: too cool for fuel?

Mike van Dulken and Henry Croft at Accendo Markets commented to clients this morning:   FTSE 100 Index called to open flat at 7435, holding yesterday’s 7430 breakout and still

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Buy-to-let lending grew in June

The research showed overall mortgage sales were down by £200m in June and down 1.2% on the previous month. Residential sales contracted by 2.0% (£280m) to £13.9bn. Overall, mortgage sales

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Busy week, no Mooching

Mike van Dulken, head of Research at Accendo Markets commented to clients this afternoon: “Equities have made a poor start to the week, sentiment weighed upon by a host of drivers.

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IMF downgrades UK growth – what does this mean for investors?

The IMF is now estimating that the UK economy will grow at 1.7% this year, from 2.0% previously estimated. Such a projection could be made to look way too optimistic

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German collusion collision?

Mike van Dulken and Henry Croft at Accendo Markets commented to clients this morning:   FTSE 100 Index called to open -5pts at 7445, back from 7460 overnight highs but

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All aboard Trainy McTrainface

You spoke. Now you’ve got what you’ve spoken for and you will have a train called “Trainy McTrainface” In 2016, there was an outrage following the overruling of a public

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Flat Friday feeling

Mike van Dulken and Henry Croft at Accendo Markets commented to clients this morning:   FTSE 100 Index called to open flat at 7485, in retreat from overnight highs of

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Companies announcing results next week

Monday Reckitt Benckiser (Q2 results) It has been an eventful few months for Reckitt with the $17.9bn acquisition of US baby-food maker Mead Johnson, a cyber-attack which led the company