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Are property funds an investment worth building?

Published in Investment
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 07:43
Bonds are in "bubble" territory, the critics say, and equities, even after recent falls, are expensive. Deposit accounts at banks, meanwhile, pay miserable interest. Is commercial property, still 40% below its 2007 peak and paying a yield of around 5% a year, the better option?   Small investors can choose from a number of property funds, most wh...
Shares in fashion retailer Ted Baker have reached a record high after international expansion drove a better than expected spring performance.   The company said sales increased by 32.7% in the 20 weeks to 15 June compared with the same period last year, with both retail sales and wholesale business growing. Ted Baker has grown its international ...

Savings rates lag inflation ... what are your options?

Published in Investment
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 07:42
Inflation rose to 2.7% in May, meaning savers face a struggle to protect the value of their money from being eroded. To match inflation, a basic rate taxpayer needs to find a savings account paying 3.38% a year, while those on a higher rate need an interest rate of at least 4.5%. And the bad news is that not a single standard savings account delive...

Fidelity star fund manager Anthony Bolton to step down

Published in Investment
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 07:40
Britain's best-known fund manager, Anthony Bolton of Fidelity, is to retire next year with his reputation as a legendary investor "tarnished" by the relative failure of his £460m China fund.   Bolton, 63, will step down in April 2014 and be replaced by Dale Nicholls, currently manager of Fidelity's Pacific funds.   Known as the kingmaker in sev...
David Cameron says successful deal would add up to £100bn to the EU economy and £85bn to US economy Plans for an ambitious transatlantic trade deal have been launched by the European Union and the United States.   Negotiations will begin in Washington next month amid hopes of a speedy agreement that will help the world economy grow more rapidly....
Droughts, floods, sea-level rises and fiercer storms likely to undermine progress in developing world and hit food supply Millions of people around the world are likely to be pushed back into poverty because climate change is undermining economic development in poor countries, the World Bank has warned.   Droughts, floods, heatwaves, sea-level r...

Tokyo share drop prompts jitters in world markets

Published in Global Economy
Monday, 26 November 2012 12:21
Nikkei's 6% decline triggers falls on other Asian bourses and European markets but nerves later steadied by US jobs figures A plunge in shares in Tokyo prompted jitters in the world's emerging markets yesterday as investors expressed fresh concern about the Japanese government's recovery plan and the possible phasing out of America's stimulus prog...

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