Fidelity China Special Situations Investment Trust: Performance remains poor as guru targets small firms

| November 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Richard Dyson, Financial Mail On Sunday PUBLISHED: 10:53 EST, 18 November 2012 | UPDATED: 10:53 EST, 18 November 2012 China’s leadership change has reminded Western investors of the inscrutable processes that govern the world’s second biggest economy. Tens of thousands of small British savers have exposure to China, often via high-profile funds such as […]

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Child benefits: Unmarried middle-class couples facing intrusive questioning over lifestyle as Government tries to cut child benefits bill

| November 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 09:32 EST, 4 November 2012 | UPDATED: 12:12 EST, 4 November 2012 Tax officials will have the power to telephone parents and question them about their relationships as they monitor sweeping changes to the child benefits system. As part of changes to how much parents receive in child benefits, the taxman […]

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‘Rescue’ investors who bought Comet stores for £2 ‘may walk away with £60m’

| November 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Alex Hawkes and Neil Craven PUBLISHED: 17:25 EST, 3 November 2012 | UPDATED: 12:13 EST, 4 November 2012 The former backers of Comet are to keep the collapsed retailer’s lucrative warranties business – amid suggestions that the turnaround investors behind the company could walk away with profits of tens of millions of pounds. The […]

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Number of million-pound properties being sold has ‘fallen significantly’

| November 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Harry Glass PUBLISHED: 10:19 EST, 3 November 2012 | UPDATED: 10:19 EST, 3 November 2012 Fewer million-pound homes were sold in the first half of the year than there have been for three years, according to new research by Lloyds TSB. There were 3,043 million-pound property sales in Britain, the smallest total since the […]

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Typical family savings would run out within a week in a financial emergency

| November 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Harry Glass PUBLISHED: 12:08 EST, 3 November 2012 | UPDATED: 12:08 EST, 3 November 2012 Nearly a third of families have savings which will run out within five days if they are faced with a financial emergency, research has found. Some 31 per cent of those surveyed said they have less than £250 set […]

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Why can’t Nationwide offer a decent online savings account?

| October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Simon Lambert PUBLISHED: 12:03 EST, 30 October 2012 | UPDATED: 12:16 EST, 30 October 2012 Broken: When Britain’s biggest building society can’t even offer a reasonable catch-free online saver, something is definitely going wrong. Why is Nationwide incapable of offering a simple catch-free online savings account? For a building society that claims its ‘only […]

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BSkyB investors advised to axe James Murdoch

| October 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Jon Rees PUBLISHED: 09:38 EST, 28 October 2012 | UPDATED: 09:39 EST, 28 October 2012 Battle: James Murdoch faces a fight to stay on the BSkyB board. James Murdoch faces a fight to retain his place on the board of pay-TV firm BSkyB this week, with shareholders being advised to vote him off. Murdoch […]

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BT tipped to reveal 4% fall in turnover but £600m of profit

| October 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Jon Rees PUBLISHED: 09:48 EST, 28 October 2012 | UPDATED: 09:48 EST, 28 October 2012 Push ahead: BT recently bagged the rights to live Premiership football, paying £738m BT is set to announce a sharp fall in turnover when it unveils second-quarter results on Thursday. This is partly because half of its business is […]

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MARKET REPORT: Bidders target Elementis deal

| October 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Geoff Foster PUBLISHED: 16:17 EST, 26 October 2012 | UPDATED: 09:55 EST, 27 October 2012 Professional punters say its elementary. Elementis’ days of independence are numbered. Shares of the speciality chemicals fell 12.1p or 5.58 per cent to 204.9p on news that sales at its unit that caters for the oilfield industry slumped 23 […]

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Wizz Air charges £9 for taking hand luggage on flights

| October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Tara Evans PUBLISHED: 11:25 EST, 25 October 2012 | UPDATED: 11:39 EST, 25 October 2012 Low cost airline Wizz Air is now charging customers £9 to take hand luggage on-board flights and if the bag is too big then they may be forced to pay up to £51 to check it in. From yesterday, […]

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