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UK economy finally surpasses pre-crisis peak

Economic growth in the UK hits 0.8 per cent in the second quarter of the year.

Jul 24, 2014

Banks face big change in accounting for losses

It’s still not exactly sexy, but for banks and accountants this is big news.

Jul 24, 2014

Eurozone recovery gains momentum on services

The data is in, and it’s encouraging.

Jul 23, 2014

BoE will get a US audience as rate rise looms

So the UK will become a useful, if imperfect, example for a US audience on how markets react when interest rates do rise.

Commodities| Jul 23, 2014

Sentiment for gold nears rock bottom: Ruffer’s Baker

David Baker’s Ruffer Baker Steel Gold fund reported a tough May, dropping 8.8 per cent.

Jul 23, 2014

UK mortgage approvals increase in June

Higher demand for personal loans suggests consumer confidence in the recovery was growing.

Economic Indicators
FTSE 100 6,813 -0.12%
CPI inflation 1.9%
FTSE 250 15,745 -0.02%
Base interest rate 0.5%

Data delayed by at least 15 minutes

Analysis & Opinion

InterviewfromFixed Income| Jul 14, 2014

“A bond is relatively simple – can they pay and will they...

Tim Haywood talks to Ellie Duncan about why you can only put a farmer’s son into the City for so long.

From Special Report: Investment Styles - July 2014| Jul 14, 2014

Diversification through style selection

One way to achieve diversification in a portfolio is to select managers who pursue a range of investing styles, whether that’s momentum, value or...

From Special Report: Investment Styles - July 2014| Jul 14, 2014

The vagaries of the human mind

Investors need to understand the potential pitfalls of behavioural biases.

From Special Report: Investment Styles - July 2014| Jul 14, 2014

Investors should mix ’n’ match styles to improve returns

All investors will be familiar with the arguments for global diversification to spread their risks.

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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”.

Global Investments

Mid-Year Review - July 2014

Many agree an economic recovery is underway, but there are reasons to be fearful.

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

Summer Investment Monitor - June 2014

As we near the end of the first half of 2014, a look back at markets shows some surprising and not so surprising trends.

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.

Special Reports

Europe - May 2014

Investors are looking to the EU for its response to threat of deflation.

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.

Recent Articles
  1. Bank keeps rates on hold in unanimous vote
    Jul 23, 2014

    Bank keeps rates on hold in unanimous vote

    Monetary Policy Committee’s nine members agree to keep rates at historic low of 0.5 per cent.

  2. EY forecasts 3.1% growth for UK economy
    Jul 23, 2014

    EY forecasts 3.1% growth for UK economy

    Economists predict 2.5 per cent growth next year and interest rates on hold until the first quarter of 2015.

  3. The currency conundrum
    Jul 23, 2014

    The currency conundrum

    How can fluctuations in the value of currencies affect the investment strategies of fund managers?

  4. US data calms fears of a spike in inflation
    North American| Jul 22, 2014

    US data calms fears of a spike in inflation

    Consumer price inflation in the US rose moderately in June, in spite of some concerns that it could rise sharply upwards.

  5. UK finances improve slower than recovery
    Jul 22, 2014

    UK finances improve slower than recovery

    Treasury spokesperson stresses that the borrowing figures continue to be in line with forecasts.

  6. City Financial’s Mark Harris warns over ‘fragile nature’ of US recovery
    Multi-Manager Funds| Jul 22, 2014

    City Financial’s Mark Harris warns over ‘fragile nature’...

    Multi-manager points out that US companies holding cash shows they have little confidence in the economy.

  7. Leigh Himsworth leaves City Financial
    Equities| Jul 21, 2014

    Leigh Himsworth leaves City Financial

    City Financial’s head of UK equities Leigh Himsworth has left group as is understood to be joining rival Fidelity.

  8. Aberdeen multi-manager Kearney leaves in shake-up
    Multi-Manager Funds| Jul 21, 2014

    Aberdeen multi-manager Kearney leaves in shake-up

    Co-head of multi-manager leaves as Aberdeen restructures £15bn manager selection team, Mark Harries and Simon Wood take lead roles.

  9. London property - buoyant but no bubble?
    Jul 21, 2014

    London property - buoyant but no bubble?

    Deutsche Bank economist “would not be surprised” if asking prices start to fall.

  10. Morningstar View: Managing expectations
    Investments| Jul 21, 2014

    Morningstar View: Managing expectations

    Indexing creates exploitable opportunities, but profiting from them is not easy

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