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Latest News

Oct 24, 2014

US high-yield ‘bubble’ is deflating

More pain predicted for investors as the credit spread on US bonds rises to 430 basis points.

Oct 24, 2014

UK GDP grows 3% year on year

Positive numbers backed by services and construction growth.

Multi-Manager Funds| Oct 24, 2014

‘Value to be had’ in Japanese equities

Multi-manager acknowledges there has been some “very mixed economic data” out of Japan.

Investments| Oct 23, 2014

Fund Buyer View: The importance of value

It is not implausible for a credible stress test to lead to a re-rating of the banking sector.

Oct 23, 2014

Warm weather hits September retail sales

UK retail sales drop by 0.3 per cent compared to August as retailers blame “unseasonably warm weather”.

European| Oct 23, 2014

S&P warns German stimulus not enough to boost the eurozone

Research reveals while the effects of a German reflationary package would be “not insignificant” the overall boost to the region would be modest.

Economic Indicators
FTSE 100 6,389 -0.47%
CPI inflation 1.2%
FTSE 250 15,090 -0.31%
Base interest rate 0.5%

Data delayed by at least 15 minutes

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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Special Reports

Equity Income - September 2014

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

FTAdviser Blog

In the past two years, EISs have become more attractive

I just wanted to highlight one area where the article seemed to be out of line with the reality we see in our daily practice.

Special Reports

Autumn Investment Monitor - September 2014

European Central Bank has taken action.

FTAdviser Blog

What do you make of the Tories’ tax giveaway?

Week in brief: Conservative party policy dominates news agenda.

Special Reports

Investing for Outcomes - September 2014

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

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.

Recent Articles
  1. One in four homeowners to face ‘difficulty’ when rates rise
    From Mortgages| Oct 22, 2014

    One in four homeowners to face ‘difficulty’ when rates rise

    CML plays down likely effects as data show 40% anticipate being in the same financial position in three years.

  2. BlackRock moves to revamp multi-asset fund
    Investments| Oct 22, 2014

    BlackRock moves to revamp multi-asset fund

    Group seeks to remove UK focus from Balanced Income Portfolio fund and rename product.

  3. Market View: Economists push back rate hike expectations
    Oct 22, 2014

    Market View: Economists push back rate hike expectations

    Rate of inflation is in “real danger of going too far under target in the near term”.

  4. Fears over interest rate hike impact on mortgages
    From Mortgages| Oct 22, 2014

    Fears over interest rate hike impact on mortgages

    Almost half of mortgage holders surveyed remain concerned about interest rise impact.

  5. Tyrie warns on government control of state-backed banks
    Oct 21, 2014

    Tyrie warns on government control of state-backed banks

    Government’s intervention in the running of RBS is “substantial”, Treasury Committee chairman says.

  6. Osborne facing Budget black hole as borrowing rises again
    Oct 21, 2014

    Osborne facing Budget black hole as borrowing rises again

    The government borrowed £11.8bn in September, £1.6bn more than in the same month last year.

  7. In the past two years, EISs have become more attractive

    In the past two years, EISs have become more attractive

    I just wanted to highlight one area where the article seemed to be out of line with the reality we see in our daily practice.

  8. China ETFs set to open up market
    Investments| Oct 21, 2014

    China ETFs set to open up market

    Managers providing direct access to Chinese stocks will reap the rewards, say Moody’s.

  9. Emerging market bond inflows may start ‘reversing’
    Fixed Income| Oct 21, 2014

    Emerging market bond inflows may start ‘reversing’

    ‘Strong dollar’ will encourage money to flow out of EM markets, warns M&G’s Riddell.

  10. Tyrie demands answers over BoE technical glitch
    Oct 21, 2014

    Tyrie demands answers over BoE technical glitch

    BoE launches review after technical hitch pauses settlement system, creating mass backlog yesterday.

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