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Most estate agents expect Help to Buy to boost sales by up to 30%

85% of estate agents believe sales will grow by up to 30% thanks to the Help to Buy scheme Eighty-five per cent of estate agents believe that the Help to Buy scheme will increase property sales by up to 30% in their region, according to the latest survey from Move with Us, home of the […]

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Sackers comments on the introduction of TPR’s DC Code

The Pension Regulator’s DC Code comes into force today, 21 November 2013. The DC Code sets out how trustees should govern their defined contribution schemes to improve investment returns for savers and provide members with the guidance they need to get the most from their pension plan. Helen Ball, Partner, Sackers, says: “The DC Code […]

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House prices continue to increase across Britain

South East records highest ever average asking price at £313,531 Average days to sell a house in Britain are faster than the same time in 2012 at 111 days The average asking price in Great Britain has increased every month this year, rising by almost £11,500 since January 2013 and 5.12% up when compared to […]

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Shortage of exploration financing compounding investment delays in Middle East

Demand for oil continues to grow in China and other emerging markets Economics of US shale production likely to support oil prices of over $100 per barrel Successful developments in fund holdings including Questerre Energy, Faroe Petroleum and Caza Oil & Gas The International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned on a potential supply crunch as […]

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City Financial announces independent fund research for advisers

Free, web-based Adviser Centre to be launched in spring 2014 Initiative features list of recommended, established funds, as well as ‘Positive Watch’ fund list City Financial Investment Company Limited (City Financial), the growing London-based independent fund manager, announces a new service for advisers to streamline their business processes, providing enhanced support in a post-RDR environment of increasing […]

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Cost of renting in the Capital over 200% more expensive

Average cost of renting a property in Britain increased by just £7 (0.75%) in October Advertised rents in London continue to increase but remain £42 down on last year While still a weaker market than that of 12 months ago, the monthly increase of 1.47% in average rents means that the capital remains approximately 209%* […]

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The Impact of Unconventional Monetary Policy

Both the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve reacted to the global financial crisis with a range of unconventional measures in terms of monetary policy. In a new White Paper for the Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Global Financial Institute, Prof. Gert Peersman of the University of Ghent analyzes these steps and their repercussions […]

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TT Club insures London Gateway

London, 14 November 2013 – The TT Club, the leading international transport and logistics insurance provider, has announced it will be providing liability cover for London Gateway, the UK’s largest deep-sea container port. The TT Club insures the DP World global network of ports and the addition of the newly-built UK container terminal is a […]

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Sackers hires new associate

Sackers, the UK’s leading law firm for pension scheme trustees and sponsors, has appointed Oliver Topping as a newly qualified associate, taking the firm’s total number of pensions lawyers to 52. Oliver joins Sackers from Slaughter and May, where he undertook his training contract. In his role at Sackers, Oliver will advise trustees and employers […]

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Twitter’s IPO: The financialisation of Social Media

Comment by Christian Fuchs, professor of social media at the University of Westminster’s Centre for Social Media Research: “Twitter’s initial public offering signifies the next steps in the financialisation of the social media industry. We live in times of heavy privatisation, in which not only social media, but also the UK Post Office have been […]

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