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12:15

Scotland to control its own income tax rates

There will be no restrictions on the thresholds or rates that the Scottish Parliament can set on income tax.

From Mortgages| 12:03

Balance between supply and demand in housing market: NAEA

Survey finds association’s member agents reported an average of 53 properties for sale per branch.

Asia Pacific| 08:50

Economic growth in Philippines slows

Growth in the third quarter showed the country’s economy is slowing.

From Mortgages| Nov 26, 2014

First-time buyer lending cools across UK regions

London stands out with higher growth for third quarter than year on year, while Scotland and Wales both decline.

Investments| Nov 26, 2014

Expected reforms see Schroders enter pensions fray

Group says it will launch a UK-domiciled version of the Luxembourg-based £4bn Global Multi-Asset Income fund targeting retirees.

Fixed Income| Nov 26, 2014

Newton’s Paul Brain hit by short-term losses

Newton manager’s Global fund suffers after ‘premature’ move from European bonds.

Economic Indicators
FTSE 100 6,723 -0.09%
CPI inflation 1.3%
FTSE 250 15,890 +0.64%
Base interest rate 0.5%

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Analysis & Opinion

Emerging Markets| Nov 24, 2014

Fund Review: Latin America

Removal of political instability will help Latin America find its rhythm.

From Special Report: Global Opportunities - November 2014| Nov 24, 2014

Difficulty navigating bumpy economic terrain

Geopolitical turmoil across the globe leaves investors uncertain on the economic recovery.

From Special Report: Multi-Asset Investing - November 2014| Nov 14, 2014

Is the ‘safe haven’ asset still worth investing in?

Gold has disappointed in 2014, so is there still hope for the asset class.

From Special Report: Multi-Asset Investing - November 2014| Nov 14, 2014

Low interest rates and soaring debts trigger rise in bond...

Macro situation proves pivotal in outlook for bond market.

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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

An iPhone in the hand is worth two Isas in the bush

I am fed up of hearing we are all going to live longer and have less cash than our grandparents.

Special Reports

Autumn Investment Monitor - September 2014

European Central Bank has taken action.

FTAdviser Blog

Why active management is really an expensive charade

Active fund management is only now, finally, being revealed for what it is...

Special Reports

Investing for Outcomes - September 2014

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

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.

Recent Articles
  1. MPC’s dovish stance starts ‘fraying’
    Investments| Nov 26, 2014

    MPC’s dovish stance starts ‘fraying’

    MPC minutes reveal two of its nine members voted in favour of raising UK’s base interest rate.

  2. Consumers already factoring in rate rise: MPC
    Nov 25, 2014

    Consumers already factoring in rate rise: MPC

    Inflation will likely fall below 1 per cent in the near term due to wage inflation not increasing as fast as it should.

  3. Fund Selector: Prepare for more volatility
    Investments| Nov 25, 2014

    Fund Selector: Prepare for more volatility

    The potential for a larger market correction has eased, although several underlying factors remain.

  4. Monthly remortgages fall 20% to £3.5bn: LMS
    From Mortgages| Nov 25, 2014

    Monthly remortgages fall 20% to £3.5bn: LMS

    Average remortgage loan drops to £149,715 - down 6 per cent from last month.

  5. Bank of Japan members warned of impact of more easing
    Investments| Nov 25, 2014

    Bank of Japan members warned of impact of more easing

    Some members of the Bank’s monetary policy committee questioned whether the additional easing would be worth the costs.

  6. News Analysis: Crude’s winners and losers
    Investments| Nov 24, 2014

    News Analysis: Crude’s winners and losers

    Falling oil prices are having a positive effect on energy-importing nations, while exporting countries are losing out.

  7. Industry starts to pre-empt plans for fund fee reforms
    Investments| Nov 24, 2014

    Industry starts to pre-empt plans for fund fee reforms

    Criticism of fund charges by FSCP prompts firms to consider implications of a single-fee regime.

  8. Analysts sceptical over Abenomics
    Investments| Nov 24, 2014

    Analysts sceptical over Abenomics

    Concerns are being raised over Shinzo Abe’s policies as Japan slips into technical recession.

  9. BlackRock’s Swan builds up weighting in Korea
    Asia Pacific| Nov 20, 2014

    BlackRock’s Swan builds up weighting in Korea

    Manager eyes exceptionally cheap companies as economy has ‘started to reverse’.

  10. Lending at highest level since October 2008
    From Mortgages| Nov 20, 2014

    Lending at highest level since October 2008

    Gross mortgage lending in October was 5 per cent more than in September (£18bn).

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