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Spain out of two year recession

The quarterly expansion of 0.1% was in line with the Bank of Spain’s estimate published last week and was the first rise since Q1 2011. An official breakdown is not


BP a buy after raising dividend

This was a positive set of Q3 results and the company remains on track to meet operating cash flow targets. Capital expenditure will remain in the region of $24 to


Fund in focus: Polar Emerging Markets Income

The same is true in the investment world. It is commonplace to pigeonhole investments, for example bonds as a source of dependable income, or smaller companies as an area of


Tax for small business owners planning to retire

Research from Close Brothers Asset Management found that 63% of SME owners aim to pass their business on to a family member when they retire, with 48% intending to hand


How to be an efficient asset allocator

I have also outlined why cost matters and explained how to assess the effectiveness of low-cost passive funds by looking at the tracking difference. Apart from their advantage of cheapness,

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Claiming for damage after the storm

Aviva said damage caused by falling trees and walls, lost tiles and weather damage to roofs are the most common claims so far and confirmed it has drafted in extra


Viewpoint: Why I sold Vodafone

It has an average position size of 4.4% across the top 10 funds in the IMA UK Equity Income Sector. But I recently sold our position in the company and

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Labour moves to save pensioners thousands

The amendment would ensure that all auto-enrolment scheme members enjoy the benefit of a shopping around broking service to help them find the best deal. Failing to shop around at


Viewpoint: Don’t just sit on fixed interest

Now that the programmes have been running for some time how does this affect investors? What should you do with your fixed interest fund profits? How will markets be affected


Invest now for EIS, SEIS and VCT tax breaks

Kuber Ventures is warning investors not to leave making tax efficient investments until the final few months of the tax year. It said nearly half of all investors choose to