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Global economy slowdown beckons, says ABN AMRO

The world economy is set to slowdown in the wake of future US rate rises, predicts ABN AMRO.
Analysts at the international bank say that bond yields have peaked and that there would be a further tightening of US monetary policy.
The report, called Bond Yields Have Peaked, predicts that a gloabl economic slowdown would not be enough to stop pressures at the US Federal Reserve.


LIA&#39s view

Last week, comments were due to be submitted to the FSA on the issue of the basic advice regime for stakeholder products. This is hardly a new subject and many words have been expended in trying to deal with the Treasury&#39s intention to introduce simplified products. Reading between the lines, one might perhaps conclude that […]

Model behaviour

As the industry bids farewell to Paul Smee, all eyes will turn to the succession.Rather than look at who it should be, perhaps we should consider what type of person is appropriate. We have two models. One is Paul Smee, assured diplomat and lobbyist, who was very skilful at negotiating with the regulator and probably […]

Keydata backing Polish privatisations

Keydata is urging IFAs to back privatised Polish companies through an investment scheme which gives customers exposure to privatised firms about to float on the country&#39s stock exchange. The firm will launch the Polish Privatisation Service in October and says another 16 privatisation opportunities are in the pipeline. The launch coincides with Keydata&#39s new venture […]


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