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Slump in Kingfisher shares weighs on FTSE

by Daniel Grote on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:01

Slump in Kingfisher shares weighs on FTSE

B&Q owner falls 7.5% on disappointing sales. FTSE flat as investor caution prevails amid geopolitical tension.

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Investment Trusts: can you beat the stars and stripes?

Jul 24, 2014 at 07:00

The US is a hard market to beat. We look at investment trusts in the North America sectors to see which deliver the goods for investors.

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Hugh Young: trouble ahead as Fed ends QE

Jul 24, 2014 at 08:00

Hugh Young is tilting the Aberdeen Asian Income investment trust away from high yield shares in anticipation of the US ending quantitative easing or money printing.

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The Expert View: Renishaw, Capita and Johnson Matthey

Jul 24, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Provident Financial and Poundland.

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Overnight Markets: S&P 500 hits record on Apple results

Jul 24, 2014 at 03:14

However, Boeing weighed on the Dow and conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip kept the broader market's gains in check.

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New Model Adviser®: for professional financial planners

Partnership eyes pension withdrawal products post Budget shake-up

Jul 24, 2014 at 10:14

Andrew Megson is confident about the firm's plans to bring underwriting to the new pension withdrawal regime.

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FCA faces new calls to redraft independence rules

Jul 24, 2014 at 10:37

ICAEW has raised its concerns over the FCA's independence rules.

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Rathbones to pay £15m to settle Jersey trust legal dispute

Jul 24, 2014 at 10:16

Rathbone Brothers is to pay £15 million to settle a long-running legal dispute.

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Financial Ltd hiring ban could trigger exodus

Jul 24, 2014 at 08:20

Regulatory lawyer warns FCA recruitment ban could kill-off firm

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Citywire Wealth Manager: for investment professionals

How is regulation feeding the outsourcing trend?

Jul 24, 2014 at 10:59

New research from Knadel shows that wealth management firms are outsourcing in a way they haven’t before.

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Bundesbank boss urges Britain not to quit EU

Jul 24, 2014 at 07:01

Bundesbank supremo Jens Weidmann has urged Britain not to quit the European Union, even quoting The Beatles to sell the mutual economic benefits of the country retaining its membership.

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The Expert View: Renishaw, Capita and Johnson Matthey

Jul 24, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Provident Financial and Poundland.

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Polar’s Yakas: banks have little choice but to increase payouts

Jul 24, 2014 at 10:31

John Yakas and Nick Brind, managers of the £184 million Polar Capital Global Financials trust, have argued that banks will soon have to begin returning capital to shareholders.

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Citywire Global: for international fund selectors

Next crisis will hit non-financial businesses, warns bond manager

Jul 24, 2014 at 10:47

Petercam’s Peter de Coensel has upped his holdings in financial bonds as the asset class offers safety and value.

Indonesia faces headwinds despite election outcome, says Asia star

Jul 24, 2014 at 10:16

Citywire AA-rated equity manager believes election outcome cannot mask growing political and economic issues in the country.

Polar Capital rebrands star manager’s fund to reflect wider remit

Jul 24, 2014 at 09:13

Asset manager drops financials from name of Citywire A-rated manager’s strategy to emphasise income aspect.

AllianceBernstein bolsters fund range with global equity strategy

Jul 24, 2014 at 09:01

US asset manager unveils new Ucits version of fund following acquisition of Danish-based boutique at the end of June.

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