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Viewpoint: China’s third plenum light on detail

By contrast, the meeting’s conclusion last week brought only a vague statement. However, we were never going to get a detailed set of reforms at this stage. We do expect

News , Small Caps

Q&A: Sue Lewis would “just like banks to treat people properly”

She spent years in the civil service and Treasury advising governments on policy with the past six years focused on financial services and specifically on savings and investments. She has


Fund in focus: Artemis Global Income fund

How do you view the current market environment? My base-case scenario is that we’re heading towards something that looks like a normal recovery, which is something we haven’t seen since


BlackRock European Dynamic and CF Miton UK Multi Cap Income to close

BlackRock’s European Dynamic fund closed to new investments this week. Regular savers who invest in the fund via Chelsea will be able to continue their contributions, at 0% initial charge,


Centrica rated buy despite profit warning

Group revenue was expected to rise between 3% to 4% in 2013 but this morning the firm admitted it will likely remain flat at around the £2.7bn reported in 2012.


Viewpoint: Bank is running the gauntlet on inflation

Currently inflation is very much under control and in fact enjoyed a surprise downward move, with October’s CPI moving from 2.7% down to 2.2%. Additionally, Mr Carney claimed that the

News , Tax Efficient Investing

Open University starts personal finance school

The centre will offer three free open-access modules the first of which, Personal Finance: Understanding the Basics, will be available from spring 2014. This module will cover household budgeting, borrowing

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Five retirement options on your 65th birthday

Fidelity has compiled a list of five possible options for anyone who (unlike Prince Charles) is thinking that now is the time to wind down and enjoy life. Do you

Alternative Investments , News

Viewpoint: Gold set for price spike over next year

A new report by the Centre of Economics and Business Research for CoinInvestDirect also claims these factors will have a “real and dramatic” short term impact on demand for the precious

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Unemployment fall prompts rate rise worry

Jonathan Loynes, chief European economist at Capital Economics, said the latest UK labour market data will increase the challenge facing the Monetary Policy Committee if it is to prevent interest