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Is the new family home tax perk all that it seems?

On the face of it, the new additional inheritance tax (IHT) Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB), commonly known as the ‘family home allowance’, which came into effect this April seems

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Pound has had a shot of adrenaline

Hello fellow traders. The UK Office of National Statistics released this statement this morning which gave the Pound a little shot of adrenaline on its way to the magic 1.3000.

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Commodities Update

Gold Yesterday, gold traded 0.13% higher in the New York session and ended at USD1236.80 per ounce. In the Asian session, at GMT0500, the precious metal is trading at USD1243.20

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Major Indices Update

FTSE100 The FTSE 100 strengthened 0.91% yesterday to close at 7522.03. During the week, the index traded at a high of 7533.70 and a low of 7300.86. The FTSE 100

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Currencies Update

EURUSD The Euro strengthened against the US Dollar in the New York session yesterday, closing 0.07% higher at 1.1078. At GMT0500, the Euro is trading at 1.1104 against the US

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Global Economic Update

In the UK, the consumer price index (CPI) registered a higher-than-expected rise of 2.7% YoY in April, compared to a rise of 2.3% in March. In the Eurozone, the seasonally

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Property investors look outside of London

The Index attributes the slowdown to the fact that there are currently 11% more homes on the lettings market compared to the same time last year. It shows that rents

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Is it time for a change of heart…?

Good morning. Is it time for a change of heart…? The Euro$ is now above the psychological 1.1000 which is pretty significant. If this continues to climb, 1.1325 is where

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Major Indices Update

FTSE100 The FTSE 100 rose 0.26% yesterday and closed at 7454.37. During the week, the index traded at a high of 7460.20 and a low of 7285.76. The FTSE 100

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Commodities Update

Gold Yesterday, gold traded 0.44% lower in the New York session and ended at USD1230.80 per ounce. In the Asian session, at GMT0500, the precious metal is trading at USD1233.50