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Shocker! The ten most frightening stocks of 2014

Retailers and miners come under the spotlight as Investment Week counts down the ten scariest stocks of the year so far.

Investments | 31 Oct 2014
Photo of a Halloween pumpkin

Shocker! The ten most frightening stocks of 2014

Retailers and miners come under the spotlight as Investment Week counts down the ten scariest stocks of the year so far.

Investments | 31 Oct 2014
Stock market

Ftse 100: Risers and fallers

London's stock market jumped in early deals on Friday, trading at levels not seen since the start of the month, after Japan's central bank unexpectedly ramped up its monetary-easing plan in a bid to revive growth.

Investments | 31 Oct 2014
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Nikkei soars as BoJ shocks market with new stimulus

Japanese stocks have rallied to their highest level since November 2007 and the yen has plummeted after the Bank of Japan shocked the market with unexpected new stimulus measures.

Investments | 31 Oct 2014
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Q+A: Investing in vintage jewellery

Olly Gerrish of the Antique Jewellery Company answers every question you might have about investing in vintage jewellery.

Investments | 31 Oct 2014
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Barclays sets aside £500m for forex probe as Q3 profits jump

Barclays has reported a 15 per cent rise in Q3 profit but also set aside £500m for potential fines relating to manipulation of foreign exchange markets.

Investments | 30 Oct 2014
Stock market

FTSE 100: Risers and fallers

London's stock exchange opened more or less flat on Thursday as heavy falls from mining stocks and BT offset gains from Barclays and St James's Place.

Investments | 30 Oct 2014
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Federal Reserve sounds hawkish note after ending QE

The US Federal Reserve has concluded the tapering of its multi-year bond buying programme and begun turning its attention to a future interest rate hike.

Investments | 30 Oct 2014
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Interest rates are not tied to economic growth – L&G

The UK is likely to remain in a low interest rate environment independent of the UK economy and Gross Domestic Product (GDP), as the two are independent, Legal & General has said.

Investments | 30 Oct 2014
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SFO to launch criminal probe into Tesco accounting error

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is to launch a criminal inquiry into Tesco after its accounting failure led the firm to overstate profits by £263m.

Investments | 29 Oct 2014
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Ten absolute return equity funds which survived the sell-off

The sudden market falls seen in the six weeks to mid-October took many by surprise. Here we identify ten equity funds in the Targeted Absolute Return sector which produced positive performance over the period.

Investments | 29 Oct 2014
Stock market

FTSE 100: Risers and fallers

Wednesday's session is expected to see a continuation of the previous day's gains, ahead of the latest policy decision announcement by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), this evening.

Investments | 29 Oct 2014
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Broker verdict: Next

Brokers give their verdict on Next's disappointing results.

Investments | 29 Oct 2014
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GAM’s Hepworth: Global markets will rally for rest of Q4

Fund manager Charles Hepworth of GAM expects the market falls seen earlier this month to spur an end-of-year rally, making up the losses suffered by equity investors.

Investments | 29 Oct 2014
The Bank of England

No rate rises next year: Managers turn dovish as data disappoints

Leading fund managers have become more cautious about their expectations for interest rate hikes, with many now expecting any movement in base rates to be postponed until at least 2016.

Investments | 28 Oct 2014

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