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May 17th, 2012

Markets are running scared at the possibility of a Greek exit from the eurozone. Greece’s indecisive election means the country now faces the conundrum that the majority of its population want to stay in the eurozone yet few are willing … Continued

Are the austerians on the retreat?

May 8th, 2012

Give economist Paul Krugman some credit. You may or may not agree with his views that governments across the world need to go out and spend, but he does seem to have invented a new word – one that seems … Continued

2012 Budget Statement -Overview

March 29th, 2012

The chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne claimed it was a Budget to “boost business, support families and reward work”. Certainly headline-grabbing cuts in the rate of corporation tax and new tax reliefs for certain high-growth sectors suggested that, even … Continued

and then there were two

March 25th, 2012

There are now only two possible outcomes for the eurozone, believes John Greenwood, chief economist at Invesco Perpetual -a unilateral default and exit by Greece or a rapid shift to full fiscal union. Last September I argued there were only … Continued

The Retail Distribution Review

February 9th, 2012

What is RDR and what does it mean for my adviser and for me? The financial services sector is currently preparing for the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) – one of the biggest overhauls of financial regulation since the Financial Services … Continued

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