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Apr 17, 2014

Indian election sees 814m go to polls

Election expected to trigger major reforms if popular opposition leader takes power

Apr 17, 2014

Morning papers: Budget guidance to include life expectancy

The morning headlines brought to you by FTAdviser: 17 April 2014.

Apr 16, 2014

Wages surpass inflation as jobless number passes milestone

Unemployment now stands at 6.9 per cent, below the 7 per cent highlighted by the Bank of England.

Emerging Markets| Apr 16, 2014

India managers pin their hopes on BJP win

Hopes for new start after years of ‘politicking’ within Indian coalition government

Apr 16, 2014

Chinese growth slows again in first quarter of 2014

Economy in China expands by 7.4 per cent, above expectations but slowest rate of expansion since 2012.

Apr 16, 2014

Morning papers: Nationwide to offer remote mortgage advice

The morning headlines brought to you by FTAdviser: 16 April 2014.

Economic Indicators
FTSE 100 6,625 +0.62%
CPI inflation 1.6%
FTSE 250 15,908 +1.03%
Base interest rate 0.5%

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Analysis & Opinion
What you didn’t hear in the Budget

Apr 16, 2014

What you didn’t hear in the Budget

There are many ways to judge the efficacy of tax policy, but one is that it should strive to be predictable and consistent over time.

Emerging Markets| Apr 14, 2014

Fund Review: Frontier markets

Frontier markets seem to be exhibiting the kind of growth last seen in emerging markets two decades ago.

InterviewfromEquities| Apr 14, 2014

“We were wooed and bought into the idea”

Four Capital’s co-founder talks to Bradley Gerrard about taking an 80 per cent pay cut to enter the financial world and starting out in London.

News Analysis: Is the merger market too hot?

Equities| Apr 04, 2014

News Analysis: Is the merger market too hot?

Mergers and acquisitions are increasing, but should this be a concern?

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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

Spring Investment Monitor - March 2014

If markets can ride macroeconomic and political concerns, 2014 could match or even better last year

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.

Fixed Income Investments

Fixed Income - February 2014

Looser monetary policy has helped revive faltering economies but does it spell trouble for fixed income returns?

FTAdviser Blog

Will Osborne overhaul resolve savings crisis?

Week in Brief: This week one story has dominated, but the longer term affects of the reforms are unknown.

Special Reports

Near-Term Market Trends - December 2013

What has been happening on markets recently and where are they likely to go in the coming weeks and months?

FTAdviser Blog

Budget 2014 preview: What changes will Osborne make?

What can advisers expect Mr Osborne to produce from the red box on Wednesday?

Recent Articles
  1. Revised ONS forecast set to boost UK growth
    Apr 16, 2014

    Revised ONS forecast set to boost UK growth

    ONS calculation rethink set to boost UK growth and hike deficit

  2. Fund Selector: Return to normality
    Multi-Manager Funds| Apr 15, 2014

    Fund Selector: Return to normality

    The Fed’s nod towards higher rates is a sign the US economy is getting back on track

  3. Market View: Six-year wage squeeze is over
    Apr 15, 2014

    Market View: Six-year wage squeeze is over

    A combination of macro factors will push CPI inflation to 1 per cent before the end of the year, economist predicts.

  4. UK inflation falls to 1.6% in March
    Apr 15, 2014

    UK inflation falls to 1.6% in March

    The rate of UK inflation falls for sixth consecutive month as fuel, clothing and household goods prices exert downward pressure.

  5. Morning papers: Co-op employees back Lord Myners
    Apr 15, 2014

    Morning papers: Co-op employees back Lord Myners

    The morning headlines brought to you by FTAdviser: 15 April 2014.

  6. ‘Good time to buy’ smaller trusts, as prices fall sharply
    Investment Trusts| Apr 14, 2014

    ‘Good time to buy’ smaller trusts, as prices fall sharply

    Drop in trust share prices is good investment opportunity, says Westhouse

  7. News analysis: Is it time to junk ratings?
    Apr 14, 2014

    News analysis: Is it time to junk ratings?

    Are ratings really the best way to judge the state of a nation’s economy?

  8. Morning papers: Myners fears Co-op revolution rejection
    Apr 14, 2014

    Morning papers: Myners fears Co-op revolution rejection

    The morning headlines brought to you by FTAdviser: 14 April 2014.

  9. Morning papers: Co-op Bank to refuse £5m in exec bonuses
    Apr 11, 2014

    Morning papers: Co-op Bank to refuse £5m in exec bonuses

    The morning headlines brought to you by FTAdviser: 11 April 2014.

  10. Standard Life Investments confirmed for Edinburgh roadshow
    Investments| Apr 10, 2014

    Standard Life Investments confirmed for Edinburgh roadshow

    Scottish-based asset management giant will join leading fund groups and industry experts for 100 Club Roadshow.

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