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A changing world throws up some attractive investments

One explanation for the widespread pessimism in the second half of 2011 was the uniform viewpoint from the financial services industry, which shed 200,000 jobs last year.

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Debt bridges the social divide

According to figures from Credit Action, total UK debt stood at nearly £1.5 trillion with the average adult owing around 123 per cent of their average earnings.

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Is Facebook just a flashy IPO or can real money be made by retail investors?

So, Facebook is finally going public in a big flashy IPO and as of Friday 18 May retail investors will be able to trade it, but will they be able to make money from it, or is this just a chance for the private shareholders to c

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What are the options for interest-only borrowers?

Before the global financial crisis, interest-only mortgages were the darling of UK borrowers.

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What would a Greek exit mean for the UK?

The UK has few direct exposures to Greece. However, if Greece defaults on its debt, and perhaps leaves the eurozone, the UK would still stand to suffer indirectly from the fallout.

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Political uncertainty in Greece rumbles on

The word drachma is apparently derived from the Greek verb to grasp, and with things increasingly feeling like they are coming to a head for Greece, one wonders if this will be the cue for the eurozone policy makers to finally

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We won't plead guilty to these charges

Trying to find a single methodology to cover the whole investment company sector was never going to be easy.

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Don't miss the US bull run

Several years ago I wrote in my book Finding Midas that 'entrepreneurial rich or poor determines whether a country is prosperous or not'. How true this is today.

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How consumers can benefit from pawnbrokers

In simple terms, pawnbroking is a mortgage against an asset – a short-term ‘tide me over’ loan which in many instances works out to be cheaper than an unauthorised overdraft.

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