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Renzi’s resignation will hurt Italy

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi had to resign after losing his referendum on constitutional and voting reforms. Having staked his political career on the vote, the larger-than-expected defeat (59% vs. 41%)

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Best and worst performing FTSE shares since 2016 low

So far this year the FTSE 100 has been lifted by rising commodity prices, a weakening pound and looser monetary policy. The UK stock market as a whole has been

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Post-Brexit economic figures defy expectations

Some good news for Britain’s retailers as retail sales figures for July, the first hard data announced in this area since the EU Referendum, showed they were better than expected.

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Markets tumble despite week of easing

The FTSE 100 has taken a tumble this morning, as the prospect of a rate cut is hitting UK banks at the same time as crude price continue to drag

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EU Referendum impact on investing

To get a better insight into trading activity around one of the UK’s biggest political decisions, we have dissected the top bought and sold shares, sectors and funds – both

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Inflation pick up proves irrelevant

Today can be marked down as another day of hesitation, as the anticipation of Thursday’s ECB meeting, coupled with the overextended nature of the recent rally means we have seen

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Investing to protect against inflation

This comes as airfares in Europe rose a record  10.9%, and other transport costs rose as the low oil price begins to work through the system. Transport was the main

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ARM drags FTSE higher

There is no doubt that today’s big story has come courtesy of Softbank’s acquisition of ARM. On an otherwise unremarkable day, the incredible 43% premium being paid for ARM means

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Companies announcing results next week

Monday British Land (Q1 update) It is an interesting time for the property sector following the Brexit vote and subsequent flood of withdrawals from some property funds has led some

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UK interest rate predictions shift

The money markets (the implied forecasts from the Overnight Indexed Swap or OIS, taken at 1pm on 14 July 2016) fully price in a cut for August. Trading also suggests