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Emerging markets: the wallflower at the stock exchange party

Developed markets have been having a whale of a time lately. No matter what we seem to throw their way, they just continue to climb and the party rages on.

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Companies announcing results next week

Tuesday WM Morrison (December trading statement) The all-important Christmas trading update will be eagerly anticipated by followers of the sector. The company had a good 2016 with rising sales growth,

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UK plc defies the naysayers

Today’s services PMI reading makes it three for three on UK economic data this week. The British economy continues to defy expectations, although in each one signs of higher prices

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What does 2017 have in store for investors?

As always, predicting the direction of stock markets is a tricky business. Consensus thus far, and as of mid-December 2016, is indicating a slightly bearish view in 2017, which means

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OPEC deal within sight

The FTSE is starting the day in rude health, as the rising chance of an OPEC output cut has driven energy firms into the green. Despite starting the day on

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2017: Time to look after number one

This week sees plenty of fundamental data releases which will make a welcome change from the political domination of the headlines seen over the last few weeks. Purchasing managers’ indices

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FTSE tanks after oil slip

The FTSE has suffered once more thanks to crude, as an oil slip sparked a slide in energy firms on the commodity-focused index. As we approach tomorrow’s crucial OPEC meeting,

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Companies announcing results next week

Monday WPP (Q3 results) WPP is the bellwether of the advertising industry and as such is widely regarded as a global economic barometer. It offers a wide range of exposure

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What could the oil price rally mean for UK investors?

The oil price received a shot in the arm yesterday after Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, said his country would participate in the freeze on oil production by OPEC. The cartel

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Investors ‘russian’ in to oil shares

Global markets can count Vladimir Putin as their rescuer this afternoon as the Russian president stepped in to support the new production cap. This has provided the necessary fillip for