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Bill Gates: Will appeal victory turn the tide for technology?

M&G is predicting a rosier outlook for technology funds, after a US appeal court overturned a decision which could have led to the break-up of Microsoft last week.

Global technology fund manager Greg Kerr says: “This is good news for the company in that it lifts the cloud of uncertainty which has been weighing on it for some time now and could act as a catalyst for ongoing developments.”

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Three million more people in the UK now face financial hardship in retirement than they did in 1996, according to research from JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management.In its annual survey, the Pension Map of Britain, it found the number facing difficulties when they reach retirement has grown from 9.9 million in 1996 to 12.6 million […]

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Three directors join LM Financial

LM Financial has recruited Dale Pilkington as its regional sales director for the South of England. Pilkington was head of senior sales at John Charcol. Chris Hervey joins LM as finance director while Terry Bates joins as director of recruitment with an extensive recruitment programme over the next six months.

China: growth defence or another debt-fuelled boom?

By Douglas Turnbull, Head of Chinese Equities at Neptune Following recent stimulus efforts from Beijing, Neptune’s Douglas Turnbull examines how the government’s long-term reform agenda can be balanced with supporting growth and addressing structural challenges, and the investment opportunities arising from this.Click here to read more Important information: Investment Risks Neptune funds may have a […]

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