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From Mortgages| Oct 30, 2014

Housing market has ‘lost momentum’: Nationwide

Monthly report shows house purchase mortgage approvals in September almost 20 per cent below the start of the year.

From Regulation| Oct 30, 2014

New agreement signed to clamp down on tax evasion

Government says new standards will increase HMRC’s ability to clamp down on tax evaders.

North American| Oct 30, 2014

US Fed looks ahead to a rate rise as it ends QE

Dollar rallies as investors interpret the latest Fed statement to suggest it will raise its base rate sooner than the market expected.

Investments| Oct 29, 2014

Funds ‘wholly or predominantly’ in Cocos could face curbs

Regulator moves to make its temporary restrictions on contingent convertible bonds permanent and widens scope of rules.

Investments| Oct 29, 2014

Former Schroders manager Dean to join Sanditon

Move will see star manager reunited with former Cazenove colleagues who plan to launch UK equity funds.

Investments| Oct 28, 2014

Modi’s victory paves way for India reforms

Sweeping wins secured by the BJP party will enable India’s president to take ‘decisive action’.

Economic Indicators
FTSE 100 6,464 +0.15%
CPI inflation 1.2%
FTSE 250 15,298 +0.42%
Base interest rate 0.5%

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Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: Discretionary Fund Managers - October 2014| Oct 27, 2014

Using platforms wisely

How to make use of platforms.

Commodities| Oct 27, 2014

Fund Review: Energy

In spite of a weak spell, energy will power ahead over the long term.

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.

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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. Pinggera urges investors to avoid ‘fantasy value’
    Investments| Oct 28, 2014

    Pinggera urges investors to avoid ‘fantasy value’

    Four Capital manager says ‘there are reasons to be cautious’ when re-entering the market.

  2. House prices only 2% off 2007 peak
    Oct 28, 2014

    House prices only 2% off 2007 peak

    Monthly price fall of 0.2 per cent last month, although the annual figure is still 7 per cent higher than last year.

  3. Strategists play down China’s stuttering growth rate
    Asia Pacific| Oct 28, 2014

    Strategists play down China’s stuttering growth rate

    Growth rates of 6.5 to 7 per cent expected to be ‘new normal’ for world’s second-largest economy.

  4. Market View: Has the slowdown begun?
    Investments| Oct 27, 2014

    Market View: Has the slowdown begun?

    The slowing down of global growth is apparent everywhere, except in the economic data.

  5. ‘Smart beta’ offerings too confusing
    Investments| Oct 27, 2014

    ‘Smart beta’ offerings too confusing

    ‘Smart beta’ funds will attract more business if market terminology is standardised, says Lipper’s Glow.

  6. ECB banking test results likely to be “positive for markets”
    Oct 27, 2014

    ECB banking test results likely to be “positive for markets”

    Strategists predict European banks to benefit now the cloud of uncertainty from the European Central Bank’s (ECB) review has been lifted.

  7. Schroders: Dilma’s Brazil victory bad news for markets
    Emerging Markets| Oct 27, 2014

    Schroders: Dilma’s Brazil victory bad news for markets

    European exchange-traded funds tracking Brazilian equities plummet following Dilma Rousseff’s victory in the presidential election.

  8. ECB credit-buying spree ‘would fail’
    Fixed Income| Oct 27, 2014

    ECB credit-buying spree ‘would fail’

    Rumoured plan to buy corporate bonds will not help the eurozone, managers warn.

  9. US high-yield ‘bubble’ is deflating
    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.

  10. UK GDP grows 3% year on year
    Oct 24, 2014

    UK GDP grows 3% year on year

    Positive numbers backed by services and construction growth.

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