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Shocking state of UK poverty revealed

For the first time, there are more people in working families living below the poverty line (6.7 million) than in workless and retired families in poverty combined (6...

Property prices rise at fastest rate for 3 years

UK house prices are rising at their fastest rate for three years, according to the latest data from LSL Property Services...

Another boost to UK jobs market

The number of people placed in permanent and temporary/contract roles continued to rise in November, according to the latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG Report on Jobs...

Manufacturing to support strong Q4 but trade still weak

The UK’s trade deficit stood at £2.6billion in October, unchanged from September, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)...

Strong US employment growth - but no taper yet

Latest data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that employment in the US increased by 203,000 in November, beating consensus expectations that 183,000 new jobs would be created in November...

3 scenarios for 2014 and investment strategies poised to benefit

Here Stephen Cohen, Chief Investment Strategist for iShares EMEA, looks at three possible scenarios for the global economy in 2014 and pinpoints equity and fixed income strategies for investors to consider in these instances...

'Global growth has improved and should maintain momentum in 2014'

In the latest Fundamentals briefing, Legal & General Investment Management’s Head of Economics, Tim Drayson, examines the drivers behind the return to global growth and what the implications are for some of the main asset classes...

House price growth expectations continue to increase

Expectations for future house price growth hit a more than 14-year high during November 2013 as the amount of homes coming onto the nation's market, once again, fell well short of rapidly rising buyer demand...

Buy to let 'best investment for financial security'

Research by Manchester-based buy to let specialist, Sequre Property Investment, has revealed that more than 50% of over 50s consider either buy to let or buy to sell property as the most attractive investment option when planning their family’s financial security, ahead of shares, equities, antiques or any other investment type...

Another rise in house price confidence across UK

Households perceived that the value of their homes rose in December, according to the House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI) from Knight Frank and Markit Economics...

What next for global markets?

Here Simon Webber, Lead Portfolio Manager, Global and International Equities and Bob Jolly, Head of Global Macro, both at Schroders, give their outlooks for global equities and fixed income markets going in to 2014...

2014 investment outlook from BlackRock

Risk assets such as stocks and corporate bonds have further to run in 2014, even as a global tide of easy money slows, according to the BlackRock Investment Institute's 2014 Investment Outlook...

'Some way yet to go on bank bail-ins'

The European Central Bank set out details in its latest monthly bulletin of its expectations for monetary policy and inflation in 2014 and beyond...

Lack of prime space will push global retail rents higher in 2014

Retail rents in the world’s most expensive markets are expected to rise further in 2014 due to a shortage of prime available locations and a lack of new development, according to new research from global property advisor CBRE Group...

Impressive revival in UK rural economy

The rural economy is firmly in recovery as growth has spread from non-farming businesses to the farming sector, according to the latest data from the CLA and Smiths Gore...

Tougher than ever to manage personal finances

Managing our personal finances is getting harder and the move towards a cashless society could make this trend even worse, according to new research conducted by ING on behalf of financial education charity pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group)...

Compensation help for consumers 'ripped off by claims firms'

New legislation to help consumers challenge unfair treatment by claims management companies (CMCs) is a valuable step forwards, according to Citizens Advice...

'Millions worse off after raid on universal credit'

A £600million reduction in support will leave millions of working families worse off by 2017 by reducing the amount they can earn before their Universal Credit payment is withdrawn, according to new analysis from independent think tank the Resolution Foundation...

Renter debt woes spell trouble for landlords

The latest figures highlighted by The Money Charity indicate that increasing numbers are struggling to keep up with paying their rent each month...

Billions wasted due to growth of in-work poverty

The rising number of working people living in poverty is causing the Government to spend billions more than planned on social security, according to a new TUC report...



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