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Foot to head offshore review

Michael Foot, chairman of the UK office of Promontory Financial Group, will lead the independent review of British offshore financial centres announced in last week’s pre-Budget report.

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Double-digit development

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FSCS rejects watchdog over split-cap payouts

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has over-ruled the Financial Ombudsman Service’s definition of “low risk” in relation to split-cap misselling and is refusing to pay out on cases upheld by the FOS.

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Neptune video: Abenomics: the impetus for Japan’s fast-track recovery?

The remarkable performance of the TOPIX over the past year has caused many sceptical equity investors to look again at the Japanese market. These returns have come despite very significant problems facing the Japanese economy. Chris Taylor, manager of the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund, discusses these problems and whether Abenomics will be able to overcome them, enabling the market to continue to rise.

In the video, Taylor addresses the following:

• The size and speed of Japan’s unprecedented monetary policy
• Abenomics and the implications should it fail
• Corporate Japan and beneficiaries of government policy

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