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The future of tech is in emerging markets

Today’s emerging markets lie at the forefront of the latest technological developments, from mobile banking and shopping to robotics, autonomous vehicles, health care and more. 

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Tech a far safer sector than ‘lazy’ consumer staples

Global stock markets witnessed a modest loss in Q1, the first quarterly decline since the final three months of 2015. 

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Five influential themes driving Asian equities

By Anh Lu

Asia ex-Japan has been a major beneficiary of the ongoing global economic growth story, with the region outperforming all other major global equities markets over the past year or so.

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When it comes to inflation, investors must remain vigilant

At the Spring Statement Chancellor Philip Hammond stated that UK inflation would fall towards the Bank of England’s (BoE) 2 per cent target in the next year.

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UK equities – now is the time for patience

As the House of Lords defeats a key piece of EU withdrawal legislation, the general sentiment in the investment arena is somewhere on the spectrum between uncertainty and gloom.

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Brexit and the stock market

One of the most compelling arguments for investing in UK stocks comes from the fundamental characteristics of the operating environment.

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Trade wars: An easy win for the US?

The US has raised tariffs on Chinese imports and China has responded in kind.

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Adapt or die: the companies evolving in an age of disruption

The recent reporting season offered an insight into how companies are adapting to rapid technological disruption.

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Five things to consider before buying an annuity

Throughout your working life, you will have worked hard to build up that precious pension pot, but the time will come when you must decide how to use to the money you’ve saved to fund your retirement.

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