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Markets fall as eurozone tumbles further into deflation

by Daniel Grote on Jan 30, 2015 at 17:06

New figures show the price of goods in the eurozone fell 0.6% this month, sending global markets down.

Performance fees: they're dropping like flies!

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 30, 2015 at 17:07

The move to simplify investment trusts sees Fidelity European Values, Pacific Assets and JPMorgan Chinese drop performance fees.

The Accumulator: a rip-roaring start to the year!

by Daniel Grote on Jan 30, 2015 at 13:42

All major stock markets are up so far this year, with India's astonishing rally showing no signs of slowing.

VCTs offer bulky yields and tax boosts to the brave

by Daniel Grote on Jan 30, 2015 at 08:00

A special report on venture capital trusts (VCTs) which provide high income and generous tax reliefs for investors willing to take the risks.

Top Trusts Share Watch: Z-Scores, discounts & premiums

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 30, 2015 at 12:16

Our weekly look at investment trust share prices shows three leading UK equity income trusts moving to small discounts 

Saturday Papers: Qatar Airways buys 10% stake in BA-owner IAG

by Himanshu Singh on Jan 31, 2015 at 03:58

And Jay Z has struck a deal of 464 million kronor (£37.2 million) for Aspiro, a music streaming business that is Spotify's Swedish rival.

Regulator weighs up deadline for PPI complaints

by Daniel Grote on Jan 30, 2015 at 15:10

Financial Conduct Authority to review payment protection insurance complaints process and could impose deadline.

The Expert View: Hargreaves Lansdown, Diageo and Experian

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 30, 2015 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Cranswick and Oxford Instruments.

Friday Papers: Conoco and Shell outline billions in cuts

by Himanshu Singh on Jan 30, 2015 at 02:51

And Germany succumbs to Europe’s deflationary crisis for the first time in five years.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street inches higher as oil gains

by Himanshu Singh on Jan 30, 2015 at 02:47

An upturn in crude prices and a rally in Apple and Boeing shares helped offset some disappointing earnings.

Pension reform will ease divorce for 'silver separators'

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 29, 2015 at 12:55

Giving retirees greater control of their pension pots will make it easier to split assets when a couple divorce, say experts.

Woodford buys 10% stake in activist Crystal Amber

by Dylan Lobo on Jan 29, 2015 at 11:10

Fund manager Neil Woodford leads investors in giving activist investment trust more firepower for its campaigns.

Match of the Day pundits face £4.5m tax avoidance bill

by Jun Merrett on Jan 29, 2015 at 10:58

Two Match of the Day presenters are facing £4.5 million in tax bills after investing in an alleged tax avoidance scheme.

Shell leads FTSE lower after slashing spending

by Daniel Grote on Jan 29, 2015 at 10:26

But oil major keeps dividend intact and pledges to do same in next quarter.

M&G Global Basics shrinks by £1.8bn in 14 months

by Jonathan Yarker on Jan 29, 2015 at 08:00

M&G Global Basics has seen its assets shrink by 42% in the 14 months since Randeep Somel took the helm of the now £2.5 billion fund.

The Expert View: Imagination, Johnson Matthey and Ashtead

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 29, 2015 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including AG Barr and Brewin Dolphin.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street falls as oil outweighs Fed statement

by Himanshu Singh on Jan 29, 2015 at 02:44

Plunge in energy shares overshadowed surge in Apple stocks after the iPhone maker reported a record $18 billion in quarterly profit.

Thursday Papers: Big banks eye peer-to-peer lending push

by Himanshu Singh on Jan 29, 2015 at 02:39

And Greek bank shares suffered their worst one day loss on record yesterday, as anxiety grew over the new government’s plan to renegotiate Greece’s €240 billion bailout.

Apple's record profit lifts tech but Greece weighs on Europe

by Daniel Grote on Jan 28, 2015 at 17:22

A record $18 billion quarterly profit from the iPhone maker buoys investors and edges the FTSE 100 higher, despite heavy falls in Greece.

EEA investors to sue regulator over ‘toxic’ losses

by Charles Walmsley on Jan 28, 2015 at 16:51

Investors in EEA Life Settlements, the largest of the 'death bond' funds attacked by the City regulator, are taking the watchdog to court in Europe.

 

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