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LIVE: General Election 2015

All the news from polling and likely coalition negotiations, as well as adviser views on the big vote.

North American| 08:24

US productivity declines in first quarter

US economy latest to suffer productivity slump as it has reported a 1.9 per cent fall in productivity in the US in the first three months of 2015.

May 06, 2015

Services surge allays fears of UK slowdown

Expansion of the services sector hits eight-month high and outlook remains positive.

From Regulation| May 06, 2015

Parties in last-ditch election push

Recent polls suggest no party will win enough seats for an outright majority.

Investments| May 06, 2015

Fidelity’s Spreadbury warns ‘systemic risk’ being overlooked

High global debt is creating risks investors are unaware of, says Fidelity’s Ian Spreadbury

From Mortgages| May 05, 2015

Government offered £30bn for ‘build-to-rent revolution’

Us-style rental market could offer a large quantum of capital for additional homes, says property developer.

Economic Indicators
FTSE 100 6,835 -1.42%
CPI inflation 0.3%
FTSE 250 17,247 -0.95%
Base interest rate 0.5%

Data delayed by at least 15 minutes

Analysis & Opinion
Five key issues which should frame your vote

FTAdviser Blogon| May 05, 2015

Five key issues which should frame your vote

Whichever has your confidence in these critical areas, should get your vote on Thursday.

Fixed Income| May 05, 2015

Fund Review: Gam Star Credit Opportunities fund

The manager striving to “extract great value” from less volatile areas of the bond market.

From Special Report: Europe - May 2015| May 05, 2015

EU in-out vote may hit markets

What impact will the UK general election have on Europe?

From Special Report: Europe - May 2015| May 05, 2015

Markets optimistic over ECB’s QE plan

The European Central Bank may be late to the QE party but there are signs of optimism.

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Adviser Guides

Key Adviser Issues in Budget 2015

Everything you need to know about the key measures affecting you and your clients from George Osborne’s sixth Budget.

Special Reports

Spring Investment Monitor - March 2015

This era of cheap oil is the best and worst of times.

FTAdviser Blog

Government’s inflation lies tick me off

Surely the government’s measure of inflation is a joke?

Adviser Guides

Guide to macro-economics and investment portfolios

A macro-economic view explores the big themes that are going to affect the global economic environment.

Special Reports

Monetary Policy - January 2015

Diverging monetary policies will create opportunities and pitfalls.

FTAdviser Blog

True platform due diligence requires deep data digging

Due diligence is not something you do to keep the regulator happy; it is what you do to protect your clients and your business.

Special Reports

Winter Investment Monitor - December 2014

What can markets expect as 2015 approaches?

FTAdviser Blog

Investing should be as simple as ‘ABC’… and ‘D’

Many investment portfolios I see lack structure and carry far too much risk.

Recent Articles
  1. Election manifestos lack long-term vision on longevity
    May 05, 2015

    Election manifestos lack long-term vision on longevity

    Think-tank tells MPs to admit the state will fail to deliver in retirement if it does not focus on an ageing population.

  2. Not saving enough is top financial regret: Partnership
    May 05, 2015

    Not saving enough is top financial regret: Partnership

    The number of people who regret not saving more halves as people age, survey reveals.

  3. 100 Club: Airlines, oil and banks throw up plays for Norris
    Investments| May 01, 2015

    100 Club: Airlines, oil and banks throw up plays for Norris

    Manager seeks to identify opportunities with long and short positions in each sector.

  4. Advice demand becomes a potent pensions defence
    Ashley WassallonYour Industry| May 01, 2015

    Advice demand becomes a potent pensions defence

    Wannabe transferees are seeking to bung you a backhander to get a fake advice letter.

  5. Election has not dampened housing market: BoE
    From Mortgages| May 01, 2015

    Election has not dampened housing market: BoE

    Amount of loan approvals for house purchase was 61,341 in March, compared with six month average of 60,303.

  6. First-time buyers fall to lowest level in two years
    From Mortgages| May 01, 2015

    First-time buyers fall to lowest level in two years

    Prices paid by first-time buyers rise to its highest in four years.

  7. Bank of Japan lowers inflation forecast
    Asia Pacific| May 01, 2015

    Bank of Japan lowers inflation forecast

    Asian markets slip as central bank trims growth and inflation figures.

  8. News Analysis: Are we set for stagnation?
    Investments| May 01, 2015

    News Analysis: Are we set for stagnation?

    Can European economies return to growth – or are they heading for stagnation?

  9. McKenzie to focus on SMEs for UK Income fund
    Investments| May 01, 2015

    McKenzie to focus on SMEs for UK Income fund

    Manager hopes fund will stand out in crowded UK Income Equity sector.

  10. Experts caution inflation to rise faster than expected
    Apr 30, 2015

    Experts caution inflation to rise faster than expected

    Even as the developed world slips towards deflation, experts warn of the potential for higher inflation as price rises loom on the horizon.

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