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Why is the UK lagging behind?

Since the financial crisis began, the UK has been the worst performer of all the major advanced economies.

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What to make of Greece’s rescue package

Markets rallied ahead of the European summit in the anticipation of a Greek rescue package, but after the agreement was struck, the positive momentum faded and markets were more mixed: the euro was up, but credit markets and mo

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The outlook for investing in Asia

It is important to consider both global and Asian factors when considering Asian equities.

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Stop bugging me about gold

No single asset has the capacity to polarise investor opinion than the yellow metal, and this has certainly been the case in the past four years since global central banks turned on the monetary taps.

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Japan: Macro worries versus micro opportunities

One of the key drivers of global markets in 2011 was the realisation that sovereigns can and sometimes do default.

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Has the gloom finally lifted in the markets?

The start of this year was no different to the last, with markets rallying following an increase in investor appetite and fund managers having high levels of cash holdings.

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Oil price could hit $147 a barrel as unrest continues

The unrest in the world’s most important region for oil supply is certain to push prices higher. The 'Arab Spring' appears to be gaining strength across the Middle East.

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Reading the fine print – what to look out for in your travel insurance policy

If you were asked to hand over your money first and find out what exactly it is that you paid for at a later date, my guess would be that most of us would run a mile.

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Sirens become shriller as the Greek economy nears the rocks

The Greek parliament passed new fiscal austerity measures at the weekend aimed at slashing the country’s debt to GDP levels to 120 per cent in 10 years.

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