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Latest comments from Mark Carney put prospect of UK interest rate rise further into the distance  

Latest comments from Mark Carney put prospect of UK interest rate rise further into the distance  

1 Jul 2015

In his latest financial stability report update this morning, Bank of England governor Mark Carney, talked up the negative consequences for the UK of a prolonged crisis in Greece and the Eurozone, and talked down the prospects of an interest rate rise in the UK. 

Artemis: How to invest in the Eurozone right now, and avoid the fallout from the Greek crisis 

Artemis: How to invest in the Eurozone right now, and avoid the fallout from the Greek crisis 

30 Jun 2015

A pair of prominent fund managers whose day job is investing in the Eurozone, have outlined the strategy they believe can protect investors from the fallout as Greece seems certain to default on its debts.

Fidelity: The best way for investors to react to the crisis in Greece 

Fidelity: The best way for investors to react to the crisis in Greece 

29 Jun 2015

Tom Stevenson, investment director at Fidelity Personal has counselled private investors not to panic about the consequences to their portfolio of the crisis in Greece.

JP Morgan: The best European stocks to buy to avoid the fallout from Greece leaving the Euro 

JP Morgan: The best European stocks to buy to avoid the fallout from Greece leaving the Euro 

24 Jun 2015

John Baker, co-manager of JP Morgan Europe Dynamic ex UK Fund, has outlined the stocks he is investing in to benefit from the improving economic environment in the Eurozone, whilst also not being exposed to the potential consequences of Greece exiting the Eurozone.

The Dos and Don'ts of buy-to-let investing  

The Dos and Don'ts of buy-to-let investing  

24 Jun 2015

Due to the low interest rates given by the banks and the volatility in the stock markets, an increasing amount of savers are turning their eyes to the buy to let industry. For those of you considering this option, without knowing where to start, we’ve put together this little ‘how-to’ guide.

Hargreaves Lansdown: What investors should do if Greece defaults 

Hargreaves Lansdown: What investors should do if Greece defaults 

18 Jun 2015

The current rumblings in the Eurozone are likely to culminate into a crescendo of volatility as Greece’s debt negotiations reach a critical phase, but investors should avoid ‘knee-jerk reactions, according to Mark Dampier, head of research at Hargreaves Lansdown.

UK interest rates unlikely to rise until 2016 despite the 'better than expected' wage growth 

UK interest rates unlikely to rise until 2016 despite the 'better than expected' wage growth 

17 Jun 2015

Data released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) this morning showed faster than expected wage growth in the UK over the past three months, but it doesn’t change the likelihood that UK rates are unlikely to rise until the first half of next year at the earliest, according to Ben Brettell, senior economist, Hargreaves Lansdown.

Standard Life: Osborne's plan for permanent budget surpluses is a dangerous game 

Standard Life: Osborne's plan for permanent budget surpluses is a dangerous game 

16 Jun 2015

The plans of the chancellor George Osborne to legislate that governments must in future always run budget surpluses in ‘normal time’ is potentially dangerous for the economy, according to James McCann UK economist at Standard Life Investments. 

UK limping out of deflation in May 'little more than a rounding error', but official data hints at tougher times ahead for the UK economy 

UK limping out of deflation in May 'little more than a rounding error', but official data hints at tougher times ahead for the UK economy 

16 Jun 2015

The value of sterling slipped this morning relative to the dollar as the latest data from the Office of National Statistics showed that inflation has returned to the UK, but the underlying data indicated that prudent private investors should be cautious on the growth prospects for the economy in the coming months.

Exclusive: Richard Buxton writes for What Investment: Why the UK economy is set for many years of economic growth 

Exclusive: Richard Buxton writes for What Investment: Why the UK economy is set for many years of economic growth 

9 Jun 2015

Richard Buxton, head of equities at Old Mutual Global Investors writes exclusively for What Investment on why he thinks that, despite the jitters, the UK economy, and its stock market, is set for an extended period of economic growth

Hermes: What will happen to the UK economy if Britain leaves the EU 

Hermes: What will happen to the UK economy if Britain leaves the EU 

4 Jun 2015

The UK voting to exit the European Union in a referendum would likely mean that the value of sterling would fall dramatically in the near term, while UK government bonds fall drastically in the medium term, according to Neil Williams, chief economist at Hermes. 

Fidelity: The best way to invest in Japan right now 

Fidelity: The best way to invest in Japan right now 

2 Jun 2015

The Japanese economy bristles today with small and mid cap companies that are tremendous investments because they are at the cutting edge of new technological innovation, according to Shinji Higaki, manager of the Fidelity Japanese Values Investment trust.

Old Mutual: The best way to invest in emerging markets right now 

Old Mutual: The best way to invest in emerging markets right now 

1 Jun 2015

The squalls of negativity that surround emerging market investments at the present time are unjustified and based on a misinterpreting of historical trends, according to John Ventre, head of multi-asset investing at Old Mutual Global Investors. 

Businesses you can start today 

Businesses you can start today 

1 Jun 2015

Venturing into entrepreneurship is a life-long dream for many. As nourishing as it may be for ambitious spirits, launching a business of one’s own may also be daunting. However, this doesn’t have to be the case for aspiring business owners. In fact, there are a variety of ways in which one can quickly get a start in the business world, and successfully so at that. Read on as we cover a listing of some of the best business ideas that can easily be started as quickly as tomorrow!

F&C Investments: House prices are likely to surge significantly upwards across the UK in the coming months 

F&C Investments: House prices are likely to surge significantly upwards across the UK in the coming months 

1 Jun 2015

Steven Bell, chief economist at fund giant F&C has disclosed that he believes a number of factors will shortly combine to mean that the UK house prices will surge in the coming months.

Fidelity: Cameron's 2015 Queens Speech is likely to mean that UK interest rates stay 'lower for longer' 

Fidelity: Cameron's 2015 Queens Speech is likely to mean that UK interest rates stay 'lower for longer' 

27 May 2015

Whilst there was little that was new or original for investors to concern themselves with in this morning's Queen's Speech, delivered this morning, except that interest rates are likely to stay lower for longer, according to Malke Currie, associate investment director at Fidelity Personal Investment.