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Investors warned to use up allowances by tax planners

The Chartered Institute of Taxation and Association of Taxation Technicians are advising investors to use up their IHT exemptions before April 6.


It is also warning investors to use up their full capital gains tax exemption which stands at £6,800.


It says: &#34Anyone with a potential inheritance tax problem should consider making gifts before April 6 to use up their IHT exemptions. Small gifts of up to £250 can be made to as many different people as you wish, while you can also make larger gifts worth up to £3,000.&#34

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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.

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