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Faith in Abenomics is fading fast if Japan’s stock prices are any gauge of investor confidence. The benchmark Topix index has fallen over 12 per cent since the start of this year. The decline extends to almost 20 per cent from August 2015, when the index hit its highest levels following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s […]

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Potential for US rate rises plummets on Trump victory

The likelihood of a US interest rate hike in December has dropped from over 80 per cent to 50 per cent following Donald Trump’s election win. With US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen’s future now uncertain, rate expectations for 2017 have also dropped. M&G Investments head of retail fixed interest Jim Leaviss says: “The Fed […]

Is Nest trying to solve a problem that does not exist?

The recent consultation on the future evolution of Nest seeks to expand its remit in a number of ways, but principally in providing retirement income products. However, is Nest right when it claims its members lack appropriate choices and that it should step into the breach? An insight into Nest’s own view of the market […]

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Sainsbury’s to re-enter mortgage advice market

Sainsbury’s Bank has confirmed that it will re-enter the mortgage market in the first half of 2017, saying it has “made good progress with developing its mortgage proposition.” Money Marketing sister title Mortgage Strategy revealed in April that Sainsbury’s was planning to re-enter the market after an absence of 12 years and was in talks with […]

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