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World Investment Outlook - Chapter one: UK

The FTSE All-Share trades within barely 10% of an all-time high that it set in Spring 2018 but investors might not guess as much, given...

World Investment Outlook - Chapter two: USA

Like him or loathe him, markets are having to listen to President Trump and keep an eye on his Twitter account for good measure (even...

World Investment Outlook – Chapter three: Japan

The dream lives on, at least for Prime Minister (PM) Shinzō Abe. The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be but a taster for the Liberal...

World Investment Outlook – Chapter four: Asia

It could be argued that the Asian baby was rather thrown out with the Turkish bathwater in 2018, as a stronger dollar, weaker commodity prices...

World Investment Outlook – Chapter five: Western Europe

Since 2012, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi has done “whatever it takes” to keep the euro and the Eurozone’s economy on the road...

World Investment Outlook – Chapter six: Emerging Markets

The themes which dominated in 2018 – key elections, the direction of the dollar, commodity prices and trade talks with America – are all likely...

Budget 2018: our first thoughts

The Budget failed to make a significant impact on the London stock market with the UK-focused FTSE 250 index moving up slightly during the start...

9 ways savers can prepare for the Budget

Chancellor Phillip Hammond set the usual pre-Budget rumour mill into overdrive last week when he told journalists the current pension tax relief system is eye-wateringly...

Crunch time approaches for Unilever’s Netherlands move

On 26 October UK shareholders in consumer goods giant Unilever will vote on a plan which would see the business exit the FTSE 100...

Sky shareholders face deal deadlines

Nearly two years after an initial £10.75 per share takeover bid from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, shareholders in pay-TV giant Sky have...