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Reform v growth in China

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 15:48

Michael Lai, Investment Director, GAM, looks at whether the Chinese government is currently more focused on reform or growth… »

Neil Williams, Hermes

UK inflation data ’softer then expected’

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 10:19

Hermes Chief Economist Neil Williams comments on the latest UK inflation statistics… »

John Vail, Nikko Asset Management

Abenomics the winner in Japan's election

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 12:48

Following the strong win by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Japanese General Election, John Vail (pictured), Chief Global Strategist, Nikko Asset Management, sees further boosts for Japan from corporate profits moving through to wage rises… »

Tom McPahil, Hargreaves Lansdown

FCA report finds no mis-selling of annuities

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 12:19

Tom McPhail (pictured), Head of Pensions Research at Hargreaves Lansdown, comments on the FCA annuity market study report… »

Ben Eaton, Goodwin Procter

UK Finance Bill 2015 draft clauses sow further uncertainty

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:58

Ben Eaton (pictured), a UK tax partner in Goodwin Procter’s London office, comments on the Finance Bill 2015 draft clauses published by the UK government… »

Alan Sippetts, Heartwood

ETF and tracker funds are obvious threat to active managers of single class funds

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 13:22

Alan Sippetts (pictured), Investment Director, Heartwood Investment Management on how the London Stock Exchange is seeing record ETF trading as investors turned to passive vehicles… »

John Cartwright, AREF

AREF welcomes UK's proposed stamp duty land tax relief

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 11:20

John Cartwright (pictured), Chief Executive of the Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF), comments on the UK government’s objective to introduce stamp duty land tax relief in 2016… »

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UK stamp duty changes will benefit the majority

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:12

Guy Ellison, Head of UK equities at Investec Wealth & Investment, comments on the impact of the the UK Chanelor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement… »

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India & Brazil's future growth reliant on reform

Mon, 01/12/2014 - 18:10

Schroders Emerging Markets Economist, Craig Botham, comments on the latest GDP data from India and Brazil… »

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Japan at crossroads

Fri, 28/11/2014 - 10:33

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s call for a snap general election and the delay in the second sales tax hike until April 2017 should encourage spending by individuals and investment by companies, says Sam Perry, senior investment manager of Japanese equities at Picket Asset Management… »

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