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Is it time for investors to consider retail therapy?

The Office for National Statistics today reported a 0.3% fall in retail sales figures for October compared to last year, although some caution is merited given that sales in October

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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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Companies announcing results next week

Monday Reckitt Benckiser (Q2 results) It has been an eventful few months for Reckitt with the $17.9bn acquisition of US baby-food maker Mead Johnson, a cyber-attack which led the company

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Companies announcing results next week

  Tuesday Rio Tinto (Q2 results) The Q1 trading update was a bit of a disappointment as production of copper fell short of market expectations, partly down to uncontrollable weather

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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%,