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Multi-Manager Funds| 15:10

Fund Selector: Is the recovery sustainable?

We believe there are structural issues that will challenge further growth and job creation

Investment Trusts| 14:41

Japan underweight boosts Murray International

Decision to largely avoid Japan cited as key driver behind performance in first half of trust’s year.

European| 08:50

European markets rise with all eyes on ECB

Yesterday’s weak European manufacturing activity data increased expectations that the ECB will launch bond-buying programme.

From Mortgages| Sep 01, 2014

UK mortgage approvals fall in July

BoE report shows mortgage approvals fell to 66,569, from a revised-down 67,085 in June.

Sep 01, 2014

Eurozone manufacturing hits 13-month low

Figures from purchasing managers’ index show weakness in eurozone; data could pressure European Central Bank to stimulate economy.

Aug 29, 2014

Eurozone inflation slows to fresh five-year low

Inflation rate across currency bloc sank to 0.3 per cent on an annual basis, in line with expectations.

Economic Indicators
FTSE 100 6,829 +0.06%
CPI inflation 1.6%
FTSE 250 15,965 +0.05%
Base interest rate 0.5%

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Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: Currencies - September 2014| Sep 01, 2014

How to spot the signs of the next currency crisis

Lessons to be learned from past currency crises.

From Special Report: Currencies - September 2014| Sep 01, 2014

UK warned against pact with Scotland

Scottish currency pact advised against.

John LappinonGlobal| Aug 18, 2014

Brace for a new world order

Managers need to understand how to address a global shift in the balance of power.

From Special Report: US - August 2014| Aug 11, 2014

So far, so good for a grassroots recovery

After a tricky start, US macroeconomic data looks set to continue on a steady path.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Budget 2014

Chancellor George Osborne boasted tax changes to benefit “the makers, the doers, and the savers”.

Special Reports

Investing in Currencies - September 2014

In light of recent volatility in currency markets, what should investors be looking for?

FTAdviser Blog

I’m sticking by my ‘staggering ignorance’ on housing hubris

News Review: Confusion reigns over market statistics, but affordability issues for young buyers are irrefutable.

Special Reports

Investing in Emerging Markets - August 2014

Why are emerging markets back in play?

FTAdviser Blog

Investment scandal déjà vu as PI woes mount

Week in Brief: Regulatory issues continue to dominate the news with the Budget discussion continuing to roll on.

Special Reports

Investing in Mena - July 2014

The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) is always hitting the headlines but is there any investment potential?

FTAdviser Blog

Why it could be time to start heeding the warning signs

Markets appear to be rising in the face of political and economic upheaval, but the likelihood of a correction is growing.

Recent Articles
  1. FTAdviser BlogonMortgages| Sep 01, 2014

    I’m sticking by my ‘staggering ignorance’ on housing hubris

    News Review: Confusion reigns over market statistics, but affordability issues for young buyers are irrefutable.

  2. Investing in Currencies - September 2014
    From Our Publications| Sep 01, 2014

    Investing in Currencies - September 2014

    In light of recent volatility in currency markets, what should investors be looking for?

  3. European markets steady in spite of Ukraine turmoil
    Equities| Aug 29, 2014

    European markets steady in spite of Ukraine turmoil

    US markets ended trading lower, but European stockmarkets move slightly higher.

  4. Japanese inflation stalls in July
    Aug 29, 2014

    Japanese inflation stalls in July

    A raft of Japanese economic data suggests the economy is starting to struggle.

  5. Bonds, gold and wheat climb on Ukraine crisis
    Aug 29, 2014

    Bonds, gold and wheat climb on Ukraine crisis

    Ten-year Treasury yields reached a new low for the year, while Wheat prices reached their highest since the start of July.

  6. US second-quarter rebound revised higher
    North American| Aug 28, 2014

    US second-quarter rebound revised higher

    Economists had forecast a first estimate of 4 per cent would be trimmed to 3.9 per cent.

  7. BCC upgrades UK growth forecast
    UK| Aug 28, 2014

    BCC upgrades UK growth forecast

    The business group has upgraded GDP growth in the UK for 2014 and 2015 but warns of slowdown.

  8. S&P 500 ends over 2,000 for first time (just)
    North American| Aug 27, 2014

    S&P 500 ends over 2,000 for first time (just)

    Markets were lifted earlier by a surge in consumer confidence and healthy revisions to durable goods orders.

  9. Bank of America settlement to hit Q3 earnings by $5.3bn
    North American| Aug 22, 2014

    Bank of America settlement to hit Q3 earnings by $5.3bn

    US bank agrees settlement with US authorities over allegations relating to mortgage backed securities and collateralised debt obligations.

  10. Octopus opens EIS tranche focused on energy
    Aug 21, 2014

    Octopus opens EIS tranche focused on energy

    Group offers access to energy investments in tax efficient structure after recent price weakness in media tranche.

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