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Investments| Oct 20, 2014

7IM cuts emerging markets in favour of Asian equities

Asian markets still look attractive, says group co-founder Justin Urquhart Stewart.

North American| Oct 20, 2014

Legg Mason: US rates unlikely to rise for two years

US asset manager’s chief investment officers reject the consensus view on US interest rates.

Fixed Income| 12:12

GLG duo favours Europe financials

Mawby and Li rotate from US and emerging market debt to Europe and UK financials.

From Mortgages| Oct 20, 2014

Mortgage lending flat as rate rise expectations grow

Council of Mortgage Lenders reveals “growing evidence” that mortgage lending activity has plateaued.

Investments| Oct 20, 2014

‘Resignation of Gross’ to blame for Global Navigator losses

Doherty says negative performance stems from ‘end-of-month credit market sell-off’ in cocos.

From Mortgages| Oct 17, 2014

Gap of £60k to move up housing ladder: Lloyds

The gap for those moving from their first to their second property is £14,900 bigger than in 2013.

Economic Indicators
FTSE 100 6,267 -0.68%
CPI inflation 1.2%
FTSE 250 14,756 -0.01%
Base interest rate 0.5%

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Analysis & Opinion
How do you solve a problem like China?

From Special Report: Investing in Asia - October 2014| Oct 13, 2014

How do you solve a problem like China?

Reports suggest that Chinese GDP growth will have fallen again when third quarter is released.

Rates risk, tantrums, China slowdown: why buy Asia at all?

From Special Report: Investing in Asia - October 2014| Oct 13, 2014

Rates risk, tantrums, China slowdown: why buy Asia at all?

In the past month, equity markets have sold off sharply, with Asian and emerging markets suffering the worst.

Alternative Investments| Oct 13, 2014

Fund Review: Agriculture

Agriculture may be a niche sector, but there’s plenty of organic growth.

From Special Report: Multi-Asset Investing - October 2014| Oct 06, 2014

Six best-performing funds in Flexible Investment sector

How the performance of mixed asset funds compares.

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Equity Income - September 2014

Investors will need to start thinking outside the box in their search for yield.

FTAdviser Blog

What do you make of the Tories’ tax giveaway?

Week in brief: Conservative party policy dominates news agenda.

Special Reports

Autumn Investment Monitor - September 2014

European Central Bank has taken action.

FTAdviser Blog

All of the key issues in the wake of the UK’s near miss

News Review: Devolution promises, bickering over English votes and what to expect from markets.

Special Reports

Investing for Outcomes - September 2014

In a post-RDR world investors demand a greater focus on outcomes.

FTAdviser Blog

Advisers must stand up and say ‘no’... to providers

Week in Brief: Scottish referendum panic and relief, advisers demanding wasted time fees and poor pension service.

Recent Articles
  1. News Analysis: The China conundrum
    Investments| Oct 16, 2014

    News Analysis: The China conundrum

    Is Chinese investment in Europe a threat – or could it boost economic growth?

  2. Eurozone nears deflation as energy prices plummet
    Oct 16, 2014

    Eurozone nears deflation as energy prices plummet

    Inflation in the eurozone drops to 0.3 per cent in September, dragged down by the energy sector.

  3. UK will grow in ‘less robust fashion’, warns Mark Barnett
    Equities| Oct 16, 2014

    UK will grow in ‘less robust fashion’, warns Mark Barnett

    Weak manufacturing and wage growth still ‘concerns’ says Invesco Perpetual manager.

  4. FTSE suffers biggest one-day fall this year
    Oct 16, 2014

    FTSE suffers biggest one-day fall this year

    Market close down 181 points as disappointing US data stokes fears of global growth slowdown.

  5. Scotland slashes Help to Buy price ceiling
    Oct 15, 2014

    Scotland slashes Help to Buy price ceiling

    New approach will be a “major boost” to first time buyers and improve the affordability of starter homes, Scottish government says.

  6. Consumer confidence drops on UK house prices
    From Mortgages| Oct 15, 2014

    Consumer confidence drops on UK house prices

    Research reveals the most frequently mentioned perceived barrier to buying is being able to raise enough housing deposit.

  7. Markets stunned after Fed meeting
    Oct 15, 2014

    Markets stunned after Fed meeting

    Minutes from latest FOMC conference reveal a dovish stance towards raising interest rates.

  8. Woolnough: Low inflation does not mean economic depression
    Oct 14, 2014

    Woolnough: Low inflation does not mean economic depression

    M&G’s bond star has attacked the market consensus view after UK’s inflation rate fell today.

  9. Inflation slows to 1.2% in September
    Oct 14, 2014

    Inflation slows to 1.2% in September

    Consumer Price Index figures show a fall in the increase of the price of goods and services.

  10. News Analysis: Carry trade feels the heat
    Investments| Oct 14, 2014

    News Analysis: Carry trade feels the heat

    Could falls in emerging market currencies against the dollar trigger a carry trade reversal?

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