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Falling inflation puts brakes on 2014 rate hike
Latest inflation figures have cast serious doubt on whether the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee will raise interest rates in the short term.
EU policymakers urged to revive stalling eurozone
European policymakers must dramatically up their game if they are to kick-start growth and stave off deflation across the beleaguered region, economists have claimed.
Tobacco stocks keep smoking despite vaping threat
If you’re not worried about ethical concerns, there’s pretty good value to be had in tobacco stocks now, according to leading fund managers.
Will the ghost of Espirito Santo haunt banking shares?
The multi-billion euro bailout of Portugal's Banco Espírito Santo (BES) has highlighted the remaining fragility in some corners of the banking industry and has done little to boost investor confidence in the sector as a whole.
Can buybacks drive US shares even higher?
US equities continue to break all-time highs, but you’d be wrong to think it was Mr and Mrs Average driving the market and enjoying the ride.
Why India really has turned a corner
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has enjoyed a positive start to his term of office.
Can costly infrastructure help investors dig for returns?
Under our streets and in the press, you can’t move for Infrastructure.
Solar downgrade could spark investor appetite surge
According to a leading investment bank, solar may be reaching a pivotal price point in comparison with conventional power.
Saudi's open door policy sends exchange to six-year high
News that Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange is set to open its doors to foreign investors has sent its market surging to a six-year high.
Dividend dilemma: ignore poor growth and focus on the future
UK dividend payouts have come crashing down in recent months, but experts have said investors should focus on long-term prospects.
Gervais Williams: the real reason to worry about Quindell
Citywire AA-rated manager Gervais Williams has argued that sentiment is the true danger to Quindell.
AA-rated Lofthouse: 'maverick' tobacco settlements won't stop M&A
Henderson International Income trust manager Ben Lofthouse shares his thoughts on recent developments in the tobacco sector in this video.
Profile: Quilter Cheviot boss Baines sees more consolidation ahead
Nineteen months on from the merger of Quilter Cheviot chief executive Martin Baines says the deal is now paying dividends.
Profile: how Matthew Butcher is carving a new role at Dart Capital
The wealth management industry is undergoing a profound period of change: whether it wants to admit it or not.