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July 16, 2014 Economics
Will Interest Rate Rise? As Inflation Touches Five Months High

Recently the inflation rate in the United Kingdom has gone up with June seeing an increase in the prices of food and clothes. The consumer price index rose to 1.9% in the month of June from 1.5% in May. The expectation of an increase in the interest rate, following the increase in inflation has also…

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July 15, 2014 Financial Planning
A look at FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act)

The United States global tax law; Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), came into effect on 1st July 2014. The FATCA is at last here after a period of 4 years, initially developed in 2010 as an approach to make America’s corporations and private individuals stop evading America’s taxes by depositing their money into their…

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July 7, 2014 Market Update
The economic recovery of the United Kingdom during the first half of 2014

The economic growth of a country comprises of a large number of different factors and a combined effect of all the factors makes the final impact. Similarly, in order to understand the economic growth of United Kingdom, it is important to identify the performance of various factors regarding the economy such as unemployment, investments, gross…

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July 3, 2014 Market Update
Dow Jones Industrial Average Crosses Above 17,000 for The First Time Just Before The American Independence Day

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which is a stock index comprising of some of the biggest global companies has crossed the 17,000 mark for the first time Thursday’s trading showed shares rapidly rising up, as a result of high investor confidence, which was largely due to the positive job report which showed that US economy…

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June 12, 2014 Economics
‘UK riskier place to do business than Qatar’

Britain ranks lower than the controversial host of the 2022 World Cup in a new index measuring how safe countries are to do business in.   Britain is a riskier place for businesses to operate than scandal-hit 2022 Worl Cup host Qatar, according to new research. It also ranks lower than neighbours Ireland and France,…

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May 13, 2014 Investment
Active or passive what’s for you

What do active investors do?
 Active investors believe that markets are “inefficient”. They believe that at any point in time, there are always some securities that are mis-priced, enabling them to buy or sell making a profit. Professional active investors devote unbelievable amounts of time and resource towards trying to find that extra edge. They…

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