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From Mortgages| Jan 29, 2015

House prices stabilise in December: Land Registry

Official data shows an annual increase of 7 per cent.

European| Jan 29, 2015

Carney sets out plan to save Europe from ‘debt trap’

Bank of England’s governor argues for greater fiscal risk sharing via banking and capital markets unions.

From Mortgages| Jan 29, 2015

House price growth slows again in January

Monthly index shows fifth straight month of house price slowdown.

From Mortgages| Jan 29, 2015

Gross lending to hit £225bn in 2015: L&G

Mortgage Club director says new highs will be driven by rising house prices, new entrants and low interest rates.

North American| 08:24

US Federal Reserve confirms patience with rate hike

US central bank reiterates “patient” stance towards interest rate rise this year as economic activity remains “solid”.

Equities| Jan 28, 2015

Fund managers flock to costly US equities

Number of managers with an overweight position in US equities is at net 24 per cent, global survey finds.

Economic Indicators
FTSE 100 6,811 -0.22%
CPI inflation 0.5%
FTSE 250 16,359 -0.41%
Base interest rate 0.5%

Data delayed by at least 15 minutes

Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: Fixed income - January 2015| Jan 26, 2015

More volatility could see flight to quality

Volatility will remain a key issue.

Tax planning should be simpler and fairer

Ashley WassallonYour Industry| Jan 23, 2015

Tax planning should be simpler and fairer

Focus of the Davos forum could mean future changes in the way tax reliefs are offered.

Changing lanes

Jan 21, 2015

Changing lanes

Weaker than predicted global growth means interest rates should stay lower for longer, Andy Brown of Pru considers the options

From Special Report: Monetary Policy - January 2015| Jan 19, 2015

Fed vows to be ‘patient’ ahead of raising rates

The US is currently the poster child of the economic recovery, but could there be more surprises in store?

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Guide to macro-economics and investment portfolios

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

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Monetary Policy - January 2015

Diverging monetary policies will create opportunities and pitfalls.

FTAdviser Blog

Government’s inflation lies tick me off

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

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Winter Investment Monitor - December 2014

What can markets expect as 2015 approaches?

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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.

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Equity Income - September 2014

Investors will need to start thinking outside the box in their search for yield.

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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. Market View: Consumer-led boost to economy is likely
    Jan 27, 2015

    Market View: Consumer-led boost to economy is likely

    Economist predicts GDP growth could pick up to 3 per cent this year.

  2. Collapse in construction sparks slowdown in UK growth
    Jan 27, 2015

    Collapse in construction sparks slowdown in UK growth

    The UK economy expanded by 0.5 per cent in the final quarter of 2014, lower than both the previous quarter and market expectations.

  3. Market View: Greek election result stokes wider Europe fears
    European| Jan 26, 2015

    Market View: Greek election result stokes wider Europe fears

    Economists and fund managers note the winning Greek party has insisted it wishes to remain part of European Union.

  4. Greek election win for Syriza halts equity rally
    Investments| Jan 26, 2015

    Greek election win for Syriza halts equity rally

    European markets take a pause as anti-European Union party Syriza wins the Greek elections.

  5. Neptune and Aberdeen funds top ‘dog list’
    Equities| Jan 26, 2015

    Neptune and Aberdeen funds top ‘dog list’

    Nine Aberdeen funds and five from Neptune appear in the latest list of underperforming funds.

  6. Provider push-back and brutal honesty: The week in news
    From Pensions| Jan 23, 2015

    Provider push-back and brutal honesty: The week in news

    Webb’s pronouncements, FCA steadfast, ratings agency honesty, network model doubt and ECB stimulus lead the agenda.

  7. Market View: QE won’t cure eurozone’s troubles
    Jan 23, 2015

    Market View: QE won’t cure eurozone’s troubles

    ECB finally launches QE, but chances of success are unclear.

  8. Three things the CML hopes won’t happen in 2015
    From Mortgages| Jan 23, 2015

    Three things the CML hopes won’t happen in 2015

    Industry body prays for no fresh problems in the eurozone or a worsening global economy.

  9. European markets move higher in wake of ECB stimulus
    Jan 23, 2015

    European markets move higher in wake of ECB stimulus

    Stockmarkets continue to react positively to the quantitative easing from the European Central Bank.

  10. Data reveal further evidence of cooling housing market
    From Mortgages| Jan 22, 2015

    Data reveal further evidence of cooling housing market

    Remains to be seen what impact the EU Mortgage Credit Directive and election will have, say brokers.

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