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Companies announcing their results next week

Tuesday BHP Billiton (Q4 results) The most diversified of the large mining companies should report full year results that demonstrate the turnaround the sector is having from slightly improved commodity

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Top tips for investing for the long term

Where do you start if you want to create a truly long-term portfolio?  If you don’t have the patience to hold a stock or fund for three to five years please turn

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Investment companies paying dividends out of capital

Since a change to the tax rules in 2012, UK investment trusts have had the ability to pay dividends from capital profits. The vast majority of investment companies pay dividends

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Companies announcing their results next week

Monday Clarkson (Q2 results) Followers of Clarkson, the market leader in providing shipping services, will be looking out for an update on demand for its services and its outlook as

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When will interest rates rise?

Tom Stevenson, investment director for personal investing at Fidelity International: “It seems the bank is reluctant to rock the economic recovery by hiking rates just yet and the Bank’s view

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Companies announcing their results next week

Tuesday Paddy Power Betfair (Interim results) It’s been a difficult year so far for Paddy Power Betfair. Full-year figures in March left some investors unimpressed with weaker trends seen in

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Will rising consumer debt affect interest rates?

Money is cheap, so is it really a surprise that the Bank of England voiced its concerns last week over rising consumer debt levels in the UK? Well, actually it

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Companies announcing results next week

Monday HSBC (Q2 results) The performance of the shares over the last 12-months has been impressive. This combined with an attractive dividend yield of 5% means that investors have been

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2017 bank results preview

Bank results are upon us once again, kicking off today with Lloyds. Below is a quick rundown of how things stand and what we can expect from each of the

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No rate rises while UK growth remains sluggish

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show the UK economy saw a small pick-up in GDP growth, but the overall environment remains sluggish. The preliminary estimate shows