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The companies relegated from FTSE 100

As we rightly predicted, FTSE Russell, the global index provider, has officially confirmed that the smallest pharmaceutical company in the FTSE 100, Hikma Pharmaceuticals and large shopping centre investor Intu Properties have been demoted

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Tips on how ISA investors can cope with rising inflation

After a long period of relatively low inflation, prices are starting to rise once again. The latest figures show prices rose by 1.8% in the year to January, closer to

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ISA investors jump on the Brexit bandwagon

Sector analysis within ISAs is always very interesting as it gives an insight into investor activity on a general basis. Interestingly, in 2016 the most popular sector, based on the

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Expect no Bank action following inflation rise

The rate of inflation in the UK continued its rise in January according to this week’s figures from the Office for National Statistics. The CPI measure rose to 1.8% which

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Tesco to buy Budgens and Londis owner

Supermarket giant Tesco has announced an agreed takeover of wholesaler and convenience store owner Booker in a deal which it values at £3.7bn. For each share in Booker Tesco is

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UK GDP beats forecasts

Fourth quarter GDP rose 0.6%, higher than consensus expectations of 0.5%, and matching the 0.6% seen in both the previous two quarters. GDP for the whole of 2016 was 2.0%,

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What’s in store for retailers?

The spotlight has most definitely been on the retail sector in recent weeks as the giants of the group gradually produced results for the all-important Christmas trading period. In general,

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Marks & Spencer and Tesco improve performance

The good news from retailers this week continued today with Marks & Spencer and Tesco reporting better than expected clothing and home sales. Marks & Spencer’s overall sales were up

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What were the most traded shares at The Share Centre in 2016?

Many investors will welcome the start of a new year given the level of market volatility they had to navigate around in 2016, with Brexit undoubtedly having the biggest impact

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Persimmon updates the market

In a fourth quarter trading update today housebuilder Persimmon reported an 8% rise in full year revenues to £3.14bn and said average selling prices rose by 4% to £206,700. Interested