A warm June propelled UK retail sales for the second quarter of the year, with strong clothing sales compensating for a decline in food and fuel sales.
Industry experts are not expecting the European Central Bank to tighten monetary policy at its next rate meeting, despite Mario Draghi's hawkish mood of late.
Seneca Investment Managers' chief investment officer Peter Elston has warned that the next global economic contraction could occur in 2020 and is cutting his equity exposure accordingly.
The degree to which global fund managers are underweight in US equities has fallen to its lowest level since January 2008, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch July fund manager survey.
UK inflation has fallen month-on-month for the first time since April last year, reducing the likelihood of an August interest rate rise.
Sentiment among UK investors has plummeted to its lowest level this year, the latest monthly data from Lloyds Private Bank and Hargreaves Lansdown has confirmed.
China pulled out better than anticipated growth over the second quarter, leading analysts to speculate it could have greater momentum moving forward.
Confidence over global economic prospects is rising, but the split between the optimistic investors and pessimistic in the UK is widening according to the latest State Street ‘Brexometer’ survey.
Asset managers will have to transform in order to survive, according to a new report which revealed industry revenue and profits fell for the first time since 2008.
The rate of unemployment in the UK has dropped to its lowest level in 42 years, falling to 4.5% in the three months to May according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Asset and wealth managers are more upbeat about their prospects than other sectors of the financial services industry, but are lagging others technologically according to the CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey.
In these volatile times, the Tilney Group’s managing director Jason Hollands talks through the funds that managed to attract investors via the Bestinvest Online Investment Service in June.
The US central bank seems determined to push forward with plans to hike interest rates despite concerns bubbling last week over how promising the country’s employment rate really is.
The UK trade balance deteriorated significantly in the three months to May 2017 widening from £6.9bn to £8.9bn according to the Office for National Statistics.
UK households are seeing their disposable income fall at its fastest level since 2011 as inflation bites. Yet investors are doing much better as the low value of sterling underpins stock markets and increases the income from overseas investments.
Risk averse high-net worth investors are losing out on significant returns, as more than a third of the average portfolio is held in cash new analysis by UBS has revealed.
The 100-month long bull market still has further to run according to the investment team at James Hambro and Partners.
Rising equity markets and falling levels of volatility place investors at the risk of becoming complacent, according to Schroders’ chief economist Keith Wade.
On 4 July 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence and broke free from the shackles of the British Empire as a new nation – the United States of America. Some 241 years later, we gauge US equity managers’ opinions on the sector. Are there reasons to celebrate or is it time to be downbeat?
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