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The week ahead (17/05 - 21/05/10)

It's set to be another bumper week for the corporate calendar as yet another batch of big names spring into action. 

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Last week's news (10/05 - 14/05/10)

Global markets surged and plunged last week as relief over €750 billion plans to control eurozone debt gave way to doubts. 
 

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What does the coalition government mean for your finances?

On 11 May David Cameron became Britain’s 53rd prime minister.

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Point-of-sale PPI to be banned

The Competition Commission has announced plans to prohibit the selling of payment protection insurance (PPI) at the same time that loans are being issued.

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How to prepare for a hike in CGT

As Cameron and Clegg wave in a new era of a coalition government, there are some pretty big changes on the cards.

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Enhanced compensation scheme announced for Equitable Life

Equitable Life policyholders could finally get the compensation they deserve.

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Retirement age and compulsory annuitisation to be axed

The new government has pledged to create more freedom in the pensions system by ditching the default retirement age and compulsory annuitisation.

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Financial Services Authority survives the Tories

The FSA was given a stay of execution yesterday, after the Tories had to scrap plans to disband the watchdog under a deal brokered with their Liberal Democrat coalition partners.


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Gold proves its worth as investor's safe haven

The phrase 'worth its weight in gold' has never been more apt as investors in the precious metal have more than trebled their money in the last five years.

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UK equity income funds thrash global counterparts

Despite a trend of investors looking further afield for income in light of the UK’s ailing economy and meagre interest rates, UK equity income funds have actually delivered significantly more income than their global counterpar

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Unemployment hits 15-year high

Unemployment rose to its highest level since December 1994 in the three months to March.

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Hard work starts now for coalition government

The markets have welcomed the arrival of David Cameron as prime minister, backed by a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition, but the hard work of making the new government succeed and tackling the massive deficit starts now.<

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