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Britain is now one of the fastest growing economies in the developed world

In this week’s bulletin: Global equity markets enter 2014 with an outstanding year behind them. Further signs indicate that the US economy’s recovery will gather pace in 2014. Britain is now one of the fastest growing economies in the developed…

Deflation fears rise in the eurozone and fall in Japan

In this week’s bulletin: The Fed will start to taper quantitative easing (QE). The UK’s economic recovery is household and consumer-driven. Deflation fears rise in the eurozone and fall in Japan. The strong run for equities could continue in 2014.…

Equity markets are no longer cheap, but they are also not expensive

In this week’s bulletin: Markets are dipping amid profit-taking and anticipation of US central bank policy. The five years since the Federal Reserve cut interest rates have been a positive environment for most asset classes. Equity markets are no longer…

Institutional investors are backing long-term UK infrastructure projects

In this week’s bulletin: Institutional investors are backing long-term UK infrastructure projects. Chancellor’s Autumn Statement issued amid strong signs of UK economic recovery. S&P500 surges to almost 1,800 points on strong US economic data. Japanese ultra-loose monetary policy drives equities…

Hard-pressed savers welcome the U-turn on the Funding for Lending scheme

In this week’s bulletin: Politics and markets entangle as energy and housing sectors come under scrutiny. The UK’s Autumn Statement comes amid growing confidence over economic recovery. Hard-pressed savers welcome the U-turn on the Funding for Lending scheme. Scottish plans…

Money has continued to flow back into global equities

In this week’s bulletin: Wall Street equities are making record gains with the S&P 500 index last week breaking the 1,800 level. Money has continued to flow back into global equities, with US and European stocks attracting large inflows. US…

Investors have regained confidence

In this week’s bulletin: Signs that quantitative easing (QE) will continue into 2014 drive equities. Investors have regained confidence after the US debt-ceiling crisis. The Bank of England said that UK growth could trigger an early interest rate rise. Equities…

Investors gain confidence in Europe amid early signs of recovery

In this week’s bulletin: European bankers make a surprise cut in interest rates to 0.25% Investors gain confidence in Europe amid early signs of recovery. UK economic growth outpaces Bank of England forecasts. Markets anticipate an early increase in UK…

Bad banks are back in the headlines as RBS announces disappointing results

In this week’s bulletin: Central banks hold centre stage as markets speculate over the next steps for the Federal Reserve and ECB. Strong US and UK manufacturing data suggests steady recoveries remain on track. Bad banks are back in the…

Mark Carney says the growth of the City is good for savers

In this week’s bulletin: The UK enjoys strengthening economic recovery and buoyant equity market. Mark Carney says the growth of the City is good for savers, investors and industry. No sign of early change in UK interest rates spells further…