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Goldman Sachs faces FSA as it unveils bumper profits

The City watchdog today launched a formal enforcement investigation into the Goldman Sachs fraud claims just hours before the Wall Street giant announced bumper profits.

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Inflation soars to 3.4 per cent

Inflation has sharply increased amid higher gas prices, the weak sterling and a number of retailers finally reinstating the full VAT rate.

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Fixed rates on bonds take a tumble

Returns on fixed-rate bonds have been falling with only a handful of providers offering 3 per cent or more fixed for the year.

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Fine wine prices surge ahead

Investors need only look as far as their wine cellar for some inflation-beating returns, as the main wine index rises sharply.

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The manifestos at a glance: how will they affect your finances?

Last week saw the three main political parties release their manifestos and policies. But what will the parties’ plans mean for your savings and investments?

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Travel companies hit hard by volcanic ash

Travel companies are continuing to struggle as the ash from the volcanic eruption wreaks havoc with the aviation industry. 

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The week ahead (19/04 - 23/04/10)

It's shaping up to be a week for the food and drink sector with two of Britain's drink companies and a major supermarket all jostling for the spotlight on the reporting calendar.But just who will be toasting their success and w

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The week that was (12/04 - 16/04/10)

London markets took a last-minute tumble on Friday after a calm and collected week despite the rising election fever.

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Bank stakes sale on hold, says UK Financial Investments

UK Financial Investments (UKFI) is adamant it will not start selling down the taxpayer's stakes in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Lloyds Banking Group ahead of the general election, preferring to add value by biding its time

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Double win for BP at AGM

Oil major BP scored two victories today, when shareholders at its annual general meeting approved its remuneration package and voted against a controversial resolution calling for the group to review its oil sands investment.

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Liberal Democrats promise 'tax overhaul'

The Liberal Democrats pledge to raise the state pension and cut tax for low and middle earners in a bid to 'hardwire fairness into British society' should they win the election.

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Early Isa investors reap greatest rewards

Investors could be £7,000 better off by sorting out their individual savings account (Isa) early in the tax year instead of leaving it until the last minute.

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