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World Investment Outlook 2021: Chapter Four – Emerging Markets


Azerbaijan and Armenia may have signed a truce with Russian peacekeepers but this was a rare example in 2020 of tempers cooling rather than...

Wed, 23/12/2020 - 11:09

World Investment Outlook 2021: Chapter Five – Asia


The Chinese Communist Party’s removal from its constitution of limits to Presidential terms back in 2018 tightened Xi Jinping’s grip on power. His drives...

Wed, 23/12/2020 - 10:55

World Investment Outlook 2021 – Chapter Six: Japan


It was doubtless a frustrating way to go, but politics has always been that way. One short year ago, Shinzō Abe was looking forward...

Wed, 23/12/2020 - 10:48

FTSE 100 dividends forecast to grow by £10.9 billion in 2021

There is no doubt that 2020 has been tough on income seekers. In total, 53 current or former members of the FTSE 100 index have...

Thu, 17/12/2020 - 14:59

Black Friday effect lowers inflation

Inflation dropped in November thanks to a Black Friday effect, with increased discounting by retailers pushing down the cost of clothing and footwear. Of course,...

Wed, 16/12/2020 - 15:32

London’s woes weigh on Shaftesbury’s rents, dividends and share price

Ben Affleck is planning to direct ‘The Big Goodbye,’ a film based on a book about the making of the classic 1974 Roman Polanski and...

Tue, 15/12/2020 - 15:58

Fund & Investment Trust options for 2021

2020 has been a rollercoaster year for DIY investors and the market crash in March, combined with the nationwide lockdown that followed saw new investors...

Tue, 15/12/2020 - 15:35

Almost half of AJ Bell Youinvest pension savers plan to invest more in companies with a positive environmental impact in 2021

While investing in a pension is, of course, primarily about building a pot of money to fund your lifestyle in retirement, there is some evidence...

Mon, 14/12/2020 - 15:46

The FTSE 100 has a chance to challenge its all-time high in 2021

The FTSE 100 is back where it was in summer 2016, and still languishes below the peaks of 2007 and 1999, while the pound trades...

Thu, 10/12/2020 - 16:27

Why the Santa Rally is more fact than fiction

In his novel Pudd’nhead Wilson the American writer Mark Twain cautioned about October, saying: ‘This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in...

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 16:12