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Pension complaints up by 10%

Complaints about poor service by pension providers have increased by 10 per cent in the past year, according to The Pensions Advisory Service. TPAS handled almost 8,000 complaints about personal and occupational pension policies in the year to the end of March, despite industry initiatives such as Options, to speed up pension transfers.

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Wages fall for first time since 1930s

Nominal average earnings fell in the first months of this year for the first time since at least the 1960s.A report released by Capital Economics, a macroeconomic research group, says that the fall is the first since the Office for National Statistics average earnings index began in 1965. The report’s authors say longer-run data suggests […]

Analysis: Indian elections

India’s newly elected government has inherited a dire fiscal situation with little scope to address the economic downturn and reinvigorate reforms. But pressure is high. With 1.1 billion inhabitants, India ranks second only to China among the world’s most populous countries. Both main blocs, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and the Bharatiya Janata Party […]

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By Kunal Desai, head of Indian equities, Neptune Since the election of Narendra Modi as prime minister in May 2014, Indian equities have gone on to outperform both developed and emerging markets. A busy period of governmental and economic reforms, a lower oil price and falling political risk have been the primary drivers over this […]

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