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Telecoms mergers: The impact for dividends

Does the proposed merger between Orange's and T-Mobile's UK operations leave rival Vodafone in a stronger position? And can the stocks continue as income stalwarts.

Daily View: infrastructure spend can power portfolios says Investec

The West is going to be just as big a driver for the infrastructure sector as the spend from emerging countries says Investec’s Bradley George.

Schroders takes top three spots in equity income sector

Schroder fund managers have managed the market turbulence over the last 12 months exceptionally well, with the group taking the top three spots in the performance tables over the period.     

Impax targets environmentally friendly Asia with new trust

AIM-listed investment management firm Impax Asset Management plans to tap into a more environmentally conscious Asia through the launch of an investment trust.

If BRIC is so 2008, which nations are next: MIC?

With the Bric economies eyeing developed market status, investors are seeking the next generation of emerging markets.

Octopus Investments to offer discretionary service

Octopus Investments is to join the growing band of businesses offering discretionary wealth management services to the clients of financial advisers.

Ashburton shifts asset and regional allocation across funds

Ashburton has cut the equity weighting across its multi asset funds in the view equities no longer offer the same opportunities while Asia exposure has been reduced to make room for the US and Europe.

Daily View: Japan election could trigger equity surge, says Donaldson

Martin Currie's Keith Donaldson says the Democratic Party of Japan's (DPJ) landslide win in Sunday's Japanese general election could trigger a wave of equity-buying by Japanese investors.

Daily View: Ashby to increase conviction in LV= Equity Income fund

Former Credit Suisse manager Graham Ashby intends to increase the conviction in his new LV= Asset Management Equity Income fund.

Crosby terminates Apollo joint venture

Crosby Asset Management (CAM) is terminating its joint venture with Apollo Multi-Asset Management, with effect from 31 August 2009.