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With the general election campaign now in full swing, our domestic market is displaying the sort of nervousness that might be expected when the final outcome is so uncertain. Building a base above 7,000 for the FTSE 100 is now looking a tough challenge. While the success or otherwise of the majority of those companies […]
The £47bn merger of Royal Dutch Shell with BG Group could be one of the biggest of the past 10 years, with the resulting company having a value of more than £200bn. If the deal goes through, the combined company would be worth 9 per cent of the FTSE 100 and around 7.5 per cent of […]
Artemis co-founder Mark Tyndall is stepping aside as senior partner to take a non-executive role on 31 December 2015. Tyndall will remain a partner at the investment manager and retain “a substantial stake” in both the partnership and the funds that Artemis manages. Tyndall founded the business in 1997 with fellow ex-Ivory & Sime funds managers […]
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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