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FTSE bolstered by Barclays

The FTSE 100 opened flat at 4,608 this morning but was soon lifted higher after Barclays announced £2.98bn in profits for the first six months of the year.

By 8.58am, the index was 0.7 per cent higher at 4,639 with Barclays up 4.0 per cent to 314.50p.

Royal Bank of Scotland was 1.4 per cent stronger at 45.48p but Lloyds Banking Group slipped 0.4 per cent to 84.64p.



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Manager focus: Russell Cleveland

The biggest investment opportunities for American stockpickers are in China, says Russell Cleveland, manager of the £50m Renaissance US Growth Investment Trust. About 60% of the fund’s assets were invested in American-listed Chinese companies last month.But far from making a top-down call on the Chinese economy, Cleveland built the allocation through company-by-company analysis. He focuses […]

Lloyds starts compensation payouts to Lehman clients

Lloyds Private Banking has begun compensating clients who lost out after it advised them to invest in structured products backed by Lehman Brothers. Money Marketing has learnt that some clients are being repaid their initial capital, interest and adviser fees. An early day motion by Conservative MP Ed Vaizey highlighting the plight of over 6,000 […]

Inheritance tax when it is relevant

Neil Jones is Technical Support Manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Canada Life offers a range of wealth management solutions, including retirement income planning, estate planning and investment solutions from a choice of jurisdictions, including the UK, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. A trust can offer significant advantages when an individual is […]


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