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IMF: Fed should continue to act prudently

IMF warns US has a “special responsibility” as it normalises monetary policy.

From Your Industry| Feb 04, 2016

Lloyds to cut 1,585 jobs

Reductions will be across retail, group operations, commercial banking, consumer finance, group legal and group finance.

From Your Industry| Feb 03, 2016

Clydesdale prices shares at £1.80

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank Group valued at £1.58bn following the demerger from National Australia Bank.

Alternative Investments| Feb 03, 2016

Henderson duo fear second taper tantrum

UK Absolute Return managers concerned over US inflation spike.

From Mortgages| Jan 29, 2016

House prices continue to rise over festive period

Unseasonal price increases has been attributed to increasing demand and limited supply.

Asia Pacific| Jan 29, 2016

Bank of Japan surprises with negative interest rates

Central bank slashes rates to -0.1 per cent.

Economic Indicators
FTSE 100 5,848 -0.86%
CPI inflation 0.3%
FTSE 250 16,002 -0.52%
Base interest rate 0.5%

Data delayed by at least 15 minutes

Analysis & Opinion
Generous pensions may just disappear

From Special Report: Pensions Outlook - February 2016| Feb 01, 2016

Generous pensions may just disappear

Could continued tinkering with pension rules push generous pensions into extinction?

From Special Report: Fixed Income - January 2016| Jan 25, 2016

Keep on expecting the unexpected

The uncertain macroeconomic environment, including the plummeting oil price, provides opportunities for the canny bond investor.

From Special Report: Fixed Income - January 2016| Jan 25, 2016

Bypassing heavily indebted issuers

Invest in bonds: but be careful whom you lend to.

Dollar strength caused commodity weakness

Interview| Jan 22, 2016

Dollar strength caused commodity weakness

2015 proved less fortuitous for commodities than it did for the dollar

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Special Reports

Outlook for 2016: What’s in store?

US election and monetary policy to sway investor thinking.

FTAdviser Blog

What global changes mean for investment

Morgan Stanley fund manager says investors should remain cautious at the beginning of the year.

Special Reports

Winter Investment Monitor - December 2015

Macroeconomics to dominate markets.

Investments

2015 was year of transition: BlackRock

BlackRock fund manager highlights changes in 2015 that swept through markets around the world.

Special Reports

Autumn Investment Monitor - September 2015

For once, ‘sell in May and go away’ was good advice.

FTAdviser Blog

Volatility characterised emerging markets in 2015

“The ‘Fed fear factor’ has been virtually omnipresent in 2015,” says John Peta of Old Mutual Global Investors.

Recent Articles
  1. Sale of Lloyds shares delayed
    Jan 28, 2016

    Sale of Lloyds shares delayed

    Chancellor confirms postponement of shares sell-off until turmoil in global markets calms down.

  2. US Fed holds rates as energy keeps inflation low
    Jan 28, 2016

    US Fed holds rates as energy keeps inflation low

    Fed emphasises low inflation means gradual hikes only.

  3. Mortgage borrowing hit £137.8bn in 2015
    From Mortgages| Jan 27, 2016

    Mortgage borrowing hit £137.8bn in 2015

    High street bank statistics for December show a strong end to a strong year in household borrowing.

  4. Brewin Dolphin continues to pursue growth
    From Your Industry| Jan 27, 2016

    Brewin Dolphin continues to pursue growth

    Total core funds grew by 4.2 per cent in the quarter to £29.7bn.

  5. House price growth stable: Nationwide
    From Mortgages| Jan 27, 2016

    House price growth stable: Nationwide

    Index update suggests a modest acceleration in house price growth over the coming months.

  6. Santander’s UK profits up 14%
    Jan 27, 2016

    Santander’s UK profits up 14%

    On a global comparison, the largest contribution to profit to the bank was made by the United Kingdom at 23 per cent.

  7. Managers conflicted over equity sell-off
    Global| Jan 26, 2016

    Managers conflicted over equity sell-off

    Investors remain long equities but take up defensive positions.

  8. FTSE 100 makes gains as markets bounce back
    UK| Jan 22, 2016

    FTSE 100 makes gains as markets bounce back

    The index joined other European stockmarkets in a rebound this morning.

  9. What global changes mean for investment
    FTAdviser Blog| Jan 22, 2016

    What global changes mean for investment

    Morgan Stanley fund manager says investors should remain cautious at the beginning of the year.

  10. Mortgage lending in 2015 hits highest level since 2008
    From Mortgages| Jan 21, 2016

    Mortgage lending in 2015 hits highest level since 2008

    Total mortgage lending for the year was at its highest level since 2008, according to trade body data.

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