2013 was a hopeful year for SMEs. Medium-sized businesses contributed £300 billion to economic growth according to the CBI, while the Federation of Small Businesses reported that confidence was high among small businesses
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Seven out of ten businesses say the cost of running a defined benefits (DB) pension scheme is stifling their investment intentions, with eight out of ten manufacturers saying it is affecting their plans.
A raft of positive economic news came in last week; suggesting that the U.S. economy may actually be getting stronger. On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate fell from 7.3% to seven percent in November
Taper or no taper? When? How much? These are the worries that are currently driving tensions in the stock market on a daily basis. As I wrote in a previous article, no one seems to care that corporate revenue growth is muted and consumers aren’t spending.
Christmas comes but once a year. But for families who want to add a little balance to the mountain of presents and include something with a more enduring shelf-life, investment companies could be worth considering.
The Autumn Statement 2013 – Capital Gains Tax: charges on future gains made on disposals of residential property owned by non-residents
Technology, Books and Theatre tickets top the list of over 50s Christmas presents this year
We’re all well versed at the sincere sounding thanks for Christmas presents that don’t quite hit the spot.
Nearly a year ago, with the introduction of unisex annuity rates on the horizon and rapidly falling gilt yields, the annuity market was in a state of upheaval; rates were constantly changing
One of the hottest investment strategy themes over the past few years has been to invest in emerging markets. For years, these markets were very attractive to investors, as these economies tended to have much higher growth rates
As each day passes, more and more evidence builds up against the housing market in the U.S. economy. A significant amount of data is suggesting that the housing sector is cooling and will not continue to increase like it did in 2012,
Back in March, a Canadian man listed his house for sale in exchange for Bitcoins—5,362 of them. At the time, the digital currency was exchanging hands at US$73.00, which means the house was available for about $395,000.