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Vanguard cuts fees on tracker funds and ETFs

Fees will be lowered on 20 funds and 4 ETFs – including the £4.5Bn giant Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund. The average drop is 0.06% and the biggest change

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Tesco cuts interim dividend by 75%

  As Every Investor warned in its story ‘Why Tesco shares could have further to fall’ on August 13, the retailer has today slashed its interim dividend following yet another

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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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Global investor confidence continues to rise

The Global Investor Confidence Index rose to 122.8 points in August, up from July’s 115.6, according to the State Street Global Exchange. It attributed the improvement in sentiment to an

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Where are the UK’s most affordable cities to buy property?

The UK’s northern cities offer young professionals a much greater chance of getting on the housing ladder despite lower starting salaries, according to Knight Frank research. The examination of affordability,

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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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FCA fines RBS £14.5m over mortgage advice

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined The Royal Bank of Scotland and its retail arm NatWest £14,474,600 for “serious failings” in their advice to mortgage customers. The issues with

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Chart of the week: manufacturing PMIs

In its ‘Capital Daily’ briefing note Capital Economics’ senior global economist Andrew Kenningham has pointed out that the global economy is still not firing on all cylinders and remains “overly

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Helium increases stake in InterQuest

The Helium Special Situations fund has increased its stake in specialist recruitment company InterQuest to 15%. The fund run by veteran investor David Newton upped its holding in the AIM-listed,

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Online advice service launches for investors

A new advisory service, Wealth Horizon, aims to put an end to the so-called ‘advice gap’, making investing more accessible and affordable to all, by allowing customers to access as much