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World economy expected to grow by 3.6%

Recent data for several major economies point to a more significant pick-up in global growth this year than we projected in May. Among the advanced economies, the upward revisions have

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Inflation could hit retired investors

Increasing inflation is the wolf at the door for retired investors but perversely it could be good news for final salary pension schemes. It is essential to protect your income

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Companies announcing results next week

Tuesday Whitbread (Interim results) It’s been a tough year so far for Whitbread shareholders with the stock substantially underperforming the market due to concerns about signs of weaker sales growth

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Will we see even lower interest rates?

The BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously today to maintain interest rates at 0.5% and also agreed to maintain the quantitative easing programme at £375bn. Ian McCafferty voted for a