Markets & economy

Japan becomes new investor favourite

Figures from the Investment Association (IA) show that investors turned positive towards Japan in October. The sector was among the largest in terms of net retail sales and the second-best performer last month.

Interest rates held but expect 2018 to bring more action

Thursday, 14 December 2017 | News

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to hold base rate at 0.5%, a month after

First 50 update: 'People shouldn’t worry too much about politics' says Witan

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 | News

Investors concerned about the current UK and global political climate shouldn’t consume themselves with worry, according to the chief executive of Witan Investment Trust – a

Why are investors selling shares and buying bonds instead?

Monday, 11 December 2017 | News

Fixed income was the best-selling asset class in the month of October with net retail sales of more than £2 billion, according to new data released by the Investment Association.

Will St. Nick give investors the ‘Santa Rally’ gift of record consecutive monthly gains in 2017?

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 | News

Investors in the S&P 500 – the index of leading US companies – are days away from another record month of gains, and some might be wondering if 2017 will set a record for consecutive monthly returns.

Industry Insider: Have Abenomics done enough to make Japan a good investment?

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 | Article

It has been an eventful five years since Shinzo Abe was first elected Prime Minister of Japan.

Autumn Budget 2017: Spreadsheet Phil’s best jokes

Friday, 24 November 2017 | Blog | By Moira O'Neill

Chancellor Philip Hammond has been accused of doing today’s Budget like a best man's speech.

Autumn Budget 2017: What you need to know

Friday, 24 November 2017 | Article

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has given his Autumn Budget to Parliament today. Here is a round-up of all the important news and information to come from the speech.

Autumn Budget 2017 predictions: Will the Chancellor take from the old to give to the young?

Thursday, 23 November 2017 | News

This Wednesday (22 November) Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver the Budget amid calls for bold action on rebalancing opportunities for younger generations.

Investors more worried about inflation and low interest rates than Brexit

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 | News

Investors view high inflation and low interest rates as more of a threat to their wealth than Brexit, according to new findings from Rathbone Investment Management.

A year after Trump's victory, how have markets fared?

Thursday, 09 November 2017 | News

One year ago, the US electorate shocked most pundits and commentators around the world by electing Donald Trump to the White House.