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Cameron to defend inheritance tax planning

Prime Minister David Cameron will reportedly set out a robust defence of the right of parents to pass money to children today, after a weekend of pressure over his own finances. Cameron published a statement of his tax affairs since 2010 yesterday, in a bid to draw a line under claims he had profited from […]

View from Standard Life: In the eye of the storm

Working in a profession and industry that’s responsible for securing the nation’s financial future means we can expect more than our fair share of government intervention and regulatory scrutiny. Over the last few weeks financial advice and long-term savings have yet again been placed centre stage with the outcome of the FCA Due Diligence Review, […]

Nomura to shut European equities business

Nomura plans to shut its European equity operations in a cost cutting move that could see 1,000 jobs affected across the US and Europe, reports state. The Japanese brokerage business plans to shut its equity research, sales, trading and underwriting business in Europe, as well as cutting jobs in the US, Bloomberg reports. Nomura employs 3,433 staff in Europe […]

Mifid II delay confirmed in European Parliament

The European Parliament has formalised the delay of Mifid II this week, after hearing the infrastructure required for the legislation would not be in place by the current deadline. The move pushes the implementation date back from January 2017 to January 2018. In February the European Commission confirmed it planned to delay the deadline by […]

Sticking to valuation discipline when investing in China

Journalist Alexis Xydias discusses the opportunities – and potential pitfalls – of investing in China with Artemis fund manager Peter Saacke. With Peter holding significant positions in China in the Artemis funds he manages, journalist Alexis Xydias quizzes Peter on the risks of investing in Chinese stocks – including over-valuations, margin trading and financial reporting issues. Click here for video

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