George Osborne should stop running after Guardian readers’ votes. He won’t get them

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

George Osborne has written an analysis of why the Democrats won the US presidential elections in today’s Times (£). It gives a fascinating insight into the thought processes at CCHQ. A large part of the bulletin is devoted to the wisdom Barack Obama showed in recognising ($ 6 trillion late) that the debt and deficit […]

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How gold, shares, deposits and house prices fared five years after Northern Rock

| September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Savers, investors, shoppers and homeowners have experienced widely-varying fortunes since the global credit crisis hit Britain five years ago tomorrow with a run on Northern Rock. The former building society failed to weather the storm – indeed, none of those that became banks a decade earlier remains independent today – but one asset class has […]

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Citi: Financial Services Industry After Financial Crisis

| August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

In March, Citi’s Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa Alberto Verme visited the Finance Academy of the Russian Federation, and spoke to students and faculty about the financial services industry in the wake of the financial crisis. View other Citi videos: Read our Blog: Like us on Facebook Follow […]

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Magnificent seven blue chip shares yielding 5.6pc after tax and doubly earnings covered

| June 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

While the FTSE 100 index yields 3.9pc, a ‘magnificent seven’ of its blue chip shares are delivering an average income stream of more than 5.6pc net of basic rate tax. But high yields can indicate trouble to come and there is no point buying above average income today if it leads to capital losses tomorrow. […]

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UK Back in Recession After Economy Shrinks

| April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

The UK’s economy shrank by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2012, meaning the country is now technically back in recession. The threat of a double-dip recession had been looming for some time, after Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell by 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2011. A recession is defined as two successive quarters […]

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British Travel Numbers Return To Form After Four Year Decline

| April 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the number of British residents travelling abroad grew for the first time in 2011, following a four year slump. Previous figures had shown a decline in the number of Brits taking holidays abroad since the onslaught of the 2008/2009 recession, making this increase particularly positive […]

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Whitney Houston’s Financial Life After Death

| March 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Forbes’ Zack O’Malley Greenburg looks at the Whitney Houston estate’s potential earning power in the wake of her untimely death. Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Financial Armageddon Is HERE 2011: US stock markets slump after rating downgrade

| February 19, 2012 | 0 Comments President Barack Obama has defended the American economy, claiming the US is still a triple A country. The markets there don’t seem to be in full agreement they’ve followed the rest of the global economy following Friday’s downgrade of American credit. The Dow Jones has lost more than 4 per cent . RT’s Marina […]

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Finance Fallout: Kudrin quits after refusing to work with Medvedev

| November 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

President Medvedev has asked Finance Minister Kudrin for his resignation following Kudrin’s public refusal to keep his position in the future if Medvedev heads the Russian Government. Kudrin has complied. President Medvedev has signed Kudrin’s resignation hours after the wrangle took place, the Russian president’s press secretary Natalia Timakova reported. During the Presidential Commission on […]

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After stock market shocks: three tax-free reasons for pensioners to be cheerful

| October 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

After the FTSE 100 fell by 2.6pc yesterday to trade below 5000 for the first time since July, 2010, it would be tempting for pension savers to despair – but the late rally on Wall Street reminds long term savers that life will go on. Closer to home, another day, another life company handout tells […]

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