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Cormac Weldon: will US rates ever rise?

Decoding the Fed’s policy-making has become more difficult since it failed to raise interest rates last month. So Artemis' head of US equities is stock-picking for stability as well as growth.

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Aegon UK earnings slump as pension freedoms ravage back book

Aegon’s UK business has reported a 12 per cent decline in underlying pre-tax earnings during the third quarter as Chancellor George Osborne’s retirement reforms continue to ravage its back book. The provider’s Q3 results, published this morning, reveal earnings dropped 12 per cent year-on-year, from £22m to £19m. Earnings within the provider’s life business were […]

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Fund groups bet on banks in the search for income

With an interest rate hike looming and the regulatory shake-up experienced in the last decade complete UK banks are now set to be one of the best performing sectors for 2016, managers say. Financials are expected to be the strongest-performing sector in 2016 in terms of both profits and dividends, according to data gathered by […]

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What would EU exit mean for UK financial services?

MPs have clashed over what the impact on the financial services industry would be of the UK leaving the European Union. In a report published last week, shadow Europe minister Pat McFadden warns that firms could face a less flexible process for complying with EU financial services rules if the UK were to leave the union. […]

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