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Viewpoint: Burberry a buy after Arendts

Burberry has changed its strategy, becoming less reliant on discounts at department stores, in favour of fully priced merchandise. The idea is to improve the exclusivity of the Burberry brand


US kicks the debt can down the road

But experts warned the eleventh hour Senate deal to increase America’s borrowing authority through till 7 February 2014 would not ease investor concerns about the US economy. “The unedifying sight

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Prince Charles bemoans future pensions misery

Prince Charles told pension funds at a conference in Manchester it was their responsibility to consider sustainable investments that would help fund growing pension fund liabilities and an ageing population

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Income drawdown limits set to fall

Example maximum income rates  November October 3.00% Gilt 3.25% Gilt Age % % 55 5.76 5.88 60 6.36 6.48 65 7.08 7.32 70 8.28 8.4 75 9.96 10.2 Tom McPhail,

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Lifetime allowance catches smaller pensions than you’d think

This is unsurprising as the figures appear very large when most people consider what they may have in their pension plans. However, some may fail to understand how defined benefit


Five funds to consider post Woodford

With more than a quarter of a century at the firm, strong performance and gargantuan assets under his belt, Woodford bucked three trends in the industry: a tendency of managers

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UK unemployment sticks at 7.7%

Vicky Redwood, chief UK economist at Capital Economics, said: “The latest UK labour market figures provide more evidence to support the Monetary Policy Committee’s and our own view that even

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Annuity rates see moderate improvement

Overall, rates are up by 12% since January, helping annuity rates to recover to a two year high. The retirement income specialist has also revealed the gulf between the best

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Barclays is the UK’s most complained about bank

The latest figures from the regulator revealed the five most complained about firms received a total of 1.3m complaints in the first half of 2013. Barclays Bank opened 370,733 complaints


Fund in focus: Ecclesiastical Amity International fund

There are an increasing number of issues that influence investment choice, however the desire for strong returns on investment often overtake moral principles. The Ecclesiastical Amity International fund is considered