No new Budget proposals have been made affecting the fundamental facts relevant in determining this key area for financial advisers.
The Hampton review has held up the FSA as a model for reducing the regulatory burden across UK businesses.
Alliance & Leicester International Limited is launching a limited edition one-year fixed rate bond with a fixed interest rate of 5 per cent. Customers can deposit between £10,000 and £1,000,000 into this 16th issue of the bond, which will mature on March 31 2006. All bonds in the offshore savings bank’s range offer investors the […]
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When considering the marketplace for advice on capital investment, most attention is, understandably, given to individuals but not just any individuals, only those who value and can pay for advice – and there is much advice that is needed.
What a difference six months makes. Speaking in September last year, we had warned of ‘excessive pessimism’ afflicting the market’s perception of India. Since then, responsible central bank policy from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), alongside improving global growth, has meant that India’s macro environment is strengthening quickly. The current account deficit has shrunk, inflation is falling and the government has embarked on a heavy dose of much needed fiscal consolidation. As a result, the rupee has been one of the strongest global currencies this year while the market has touched all-time highs, rallying by more than 20 per cent (GBP) since September. This begs the question: are we now in a period of ‘irrational exuberance’? Not yet.
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