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Asia the place to invest says Govett

Asian markets are providing improved opportunities for investment says fund manager Govett.

It points to evidence that recovery in the region has been supported by positive external macro influences as well as internal growth and says it could be the next region to deliver long-term returns.

Govett Asian chief investment officer and manager of its Asia Pacific Fund Christian Dangerfield says: “We have seen a lot of good news so far this year, with positive surprises coming in China&#39s January trade and production data, as well as domestic consumption figures in Korea and Thailand.”


ABI backs plan from Britannic for annuities

The ABI is to adopt Britannic Retirement Solutions&#39 propo-sals for the introduction of a standard annuity product as its response to the Government&#39s annuity reform consultation.The deadline for responses to the joint Department for Work and Pensions and Inland Revenue consultation paper passed last week.The paper was published this year and set out proposals for […]

The NIC of time

In this last article on the intriguing (well, at least to me) subject of income tax and National Insurance contributions on the assignment of a policy from an employer to an employee, I will look at the interaction of sections 19 and 154 of ICTA 1988. As you will see, together they conspire to catch […]

Buyers beat renters but margin falls

It is around 30 per cent cheaper on average to buy a home than rent, says Abbey National.However, compared with Abbey&#39s findings for 2001, the average saving to be made from buying rather than renting over 25 years has reduced from 57 per cent.It gives the example of buying a two-bedroom flat worth £73,583. Total […]

Close lobbies for Sipp property investment

Close Brothers is working with the British Property Federation to lobby the Government on allowing residential property investment in self-invested personal pensions and small self-administered schemes. It says residential property is a safe and appropriate investments for pension funds to own and the ban on residential property for Sipps and Ssases should be lifted.


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