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Lehman ponders lending business

Lehman Brothers is believed to be consulting on whether it will suspend lending at its two UK subsidiaries, SPML and Preferred.

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Investors cotton on to agriculture

Agriculture has moved from a niche investment play into the mainstream over the past year. Investors looking for alternative asset classes have been quick to buy into the agriculture story, attracted by long-term themes of rising meat and dairy consumption in the developing markets and demand for biofuels.Appetite for the sector has been so strong […]

Budget summary – March 2016

This week’s Budget looked as if it would be a difficult one for the Chancellor, with disappointing economic numbers and the need to avoid ruffling feathers ahead of June’s in/out referendum. Nevertheless, Mr Osborne did spring a few surprises, including some tax reductions. So how does this budget affect you? If you are – or […]

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