Developed economies

Fund managers turn bearish and fear a recession is around the corner

One in three fund managers believe a recession is likely

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Market volatility: it’s the same old song

How concerned should investors be about recent volatility, asks George Lagarias.

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A smarter way to tap into the tech boom

Tech firms are striving hard to secure lucrative slices of the expanding market for healthcare technology.

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Money Observer Rated Funds mid-year review: laggards and watchlist

We assess the prospects for current Rated Fund laggards and update the status of funds previously flagged for issues of concern.

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Weak pound good news for FTSE 100, but spells trouble for UK economy

The Bank of England is caught between poor economic growth and the threat of inflaiton overshooting its 2% target. 

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UK investors pile into US stockmarket, but can the party continue?

Central banks usually lower rates when there is evidence of a downturn in the economy.

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Where next for the US?

The US market has pushed ahead of other global stockmarkets. As the world economy cools, can it sustain its growth path, ask the BlackRock North American Income Trust investment team.

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Are surreal gains heading for reality rabbit hole?

Markets are partying, but our five-strong panel of experts explain why its more akin to Alice in Wonderland finance, and outline their consequent strategies.

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Overseas shares that investors should learn to love

Tom Bailey argues the case for looking beyond the UK for the best dividend-paying shares, flags up potential pitfalls, and asks professional investors to tip their favourites in different regions.

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