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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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'
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.