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The biggest fear for stock markets heats up

Investors' are unlikely to welcome the news that Trump is ramping up the trade war, pursuing more tariffs on Chinese goods. 

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UK economy growth forecast slashed, making rate rise less likely in August

Uncertainty over Brexit has led to scaled back business investment, while wage growth is still weak. 

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Britain’s worst financial services firms revealed

Royal Bank of Scotland has been voted the least trusted financial services company in the UK, followed by Vanquis and the Co-operative Bank.

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Commodities return to favour – here’s what investors are buying

It’s not just gold that has been shining in the first five months of this year amid trade war talks and political uncertainty.

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Top savings accounts come with a catch

Savers are having to jump through hoops to earn rates of 1.3 per cent.

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Equitable Life shuts down – what should policyholders do?

Legacy policyholders still with the pension company are due a windfall.

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Inheritance tax gap up by 50% over five years

The shortfall between the inheritance tax owed to the Treasury and the amount collected has risen.

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As US raises interest rates, will the Bank of England follow suit?

Weak inflation and economic data suggests that a rate rise in August may not be forthcoming.

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Property fund sector to receive shake-up

Following a review it was decided that sector should be spun off into two new categories: UK Direct Property and Property

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Investigations into lasting power of attorney up by 45%

Investigations into the actions of those given the responsibility to make financial decisions on an individual's behalf have soared.

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Global fund managers flock to US equities, tip S&P 500 to reach 3000

With high hopes for profit and growth, investors are rotating into US equities at the expense of the eurozone.

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