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There's still hope for British homeowners in France

With the current turbulence in the eurozone and David Cameron’s ongoing battle with the EU, over the last few weeks the British public has been bombarded with headlines on the UK’s relationship with the rest of the continent.

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Investors are misled by unclear fund labelling

There’s no doubt that in times of economic turmoil investors lean towards cautious funds in the hope of protecting their nest egg from market volatility.

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Gold investors hold firm

Despite general market disappointment that the US Fed, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BoE) did not act more aggressively to ease monetary policy this week, the gold price held relatively firm, highligh

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Dealing with M-shaped cycles

In recent years it has become fashionable to assign letters of the alphabet to economic cycles. Optimists talk of ‘V-shaped’ recoveries. Those who cannot imagine better times prefer to say ‘L-shaped’.

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The economic impact of hosting the Olympics

There is a vivid debate among economists about the economic impact of hosting events like the Olympics to a country’s economy.

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Investors need fair returns

Ordinary people struggle to invest with confidence because they don’t know who to trust. Many consumers have a deep-seated mistrust of anyone trying to sell them an investment product or service.

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Russia offers compelling value to investors

The most striking feature of the Russian market at the present time is the compelling value it presents to the long-term investor.

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Will the Olympics provide trading opportunities?

The bid for London 2012 began as far back as 2003, and ended in 2005 when the International Olympic Committee awarded the UK the prestigious hosting role.

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