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Q2 GDP figures indicate increasing confidence in UK economy

Thu, 26/09/2013 - 12:00

Gautam Batra, Chief Investment Officer, Signia Wealth, comments on the UK’s Q2 GDP figures… »

Scilla Huang Sun, Julius Baer

Luxury industry – investing and innovating to meet future demand

Mon, 23/09/2013 - 12:19

Luxury will hardly ever be a sector where you can launch a brand and be instantly successful, say Scilla Huang Sun (pictured) and Andrea Gerst, managers of the Julius Baer Luxury Brands Fund, Swiss & Global Asset Management… »

Adrian Lowcock, Hargreaves Lansdown

Federal Reserve back-tracks on tapering, investors need to ignore the noise

Thu, 19/09/2013 - 12:21

Following the comments from Ben Bernanke in May, investors have clearly priced in some form of tapering with government bond yields having risen and prices having fallen. The decision by the Fed not to reduce the amount of QE each month therefore came as a big surprise, says Adrian Lowcock, Hargreaves Lansdown… »

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EC's proposed regulatory changes would have ‘far-reaching’ impact of MMFs

Thu, 12/09/2013 - 12:27

Money market fund (MMF) regulation proposed by the European Commission on 4 September, if adopted, would have far-reaching implications for the EUR1trn MMF industry and cash investors, according to Fitch Ratings… »

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ICI Global welcomes EU Council’s legal concerns over financial transaction tax

Wed, 11/09/2013 - 12:06

Keith Lawson, ICI Global Senior Counsel, Taxation, comments on the Council of the European Union Legal Service opinion regarding the current Financial Transaction Tax proposal under consideration by some EU member countries… »

Patrick Moonen, ING Investment Management

European equities: The road ahead

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 13:30

Patrick Moonen (pictured), Senior Strategist Multi Asset at ING Investment Management (ING IM), on European equities… »

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Gold continues uptrend amid increased investor interest and economic uncertainty

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 13:15

Comment from Angelos Damaskos, CEO of Sector Investment Managers and fund adviser to the Junior Gold fund… »

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Syria increases upside risk to oil prices

Thu, 29/08/2013 - 15:19

The further deterioration in the Syrian situation adds to the upside risk for oil prices, says Gary Dugan, Chief Investment Officer, Asia and Middle East at Coutts… »

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Patience is key for India investors

Tue, 27/08/2013 - 09:35

Avinash Vazirani, manager of the Jupiter India Fund says Indian politics, a rudderless central bank and US tapering fears are all playing their part in driving down the Indian rupee. India’s long-term economic growth prospects however should, in his view, continue to reward the patient investor… »

Nancy Curtin, Close Brothers

UK business and consumer confidence climbing

Fri, 23/08/2013 - 12:22

Nancy Curtin, Chief Investment Officer of Close Brothers Asset Management comments on the upward revision of UK GDP growth… »

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