Pension schemes benefit when funds can be invested across a stable, growing economy, according to the CBI.
Transaction figures spike in March and fall back in April, due to buy-to-let stamp duty deadline.
Stockmarkets in Asia had positive session after US stocks closed down.
Commentators uncertain on outlook for the next couple of months.
Most participants at April meeting judged a rate rise next month could be ‘appropriate’.
Ongoing nervousness in markets has contributed to a continued cautious response from investors.
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