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China crisis

August 25th, 2015

Markets have hit their lowest point since January and blame must lie firmly at China’s door. From slowing economic growth to currency devaluation to stockmarket volatility, there would certainly appear to be plenty to worry about. But how far could … Continued

Where does the eurozone go from here?

May 28th, 2015

Economists’ corner – Lucy O’Carrol Lucy O’Carroll, chief economist – investment solutions at Aberdeen Asset Management, considers what recent GDP growth estimates and bond volatility say about the outlook for eurozone activity and markets Here is a sight you seldom … Continued

Japan Update

November 4th, 2014

Elusive recovery- 4 November 2014 Japanese equities lurched higher last week on the announcement of a fresh round of monetary stimulus from the Bank of Japan. Something of a high point in an otherwise lacklustre year for the asset class, … Continued

Countdown to NISA

June 25th, 2014

Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) enter a new phase from 1 July 2014. At present, ISA contributions for the 2014/15 tax year are capped at £11,880. The entire amount can be invested in a stocks & shares ISA, or up to … Continued

Budget -2014

April 2nd, 2014

George Osborne announced fundamental changes to the way individuals will be able to access their defined contribution pension saving. From April 2015 the Government proposes that people will be able to access their pension savings as they wish at retirement, … Continued

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