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Europe: Nursery slopes

After a flat year for European equities, in which the Artemis European Growth Fund outperformed, manager Philip Wolstencroft is (cautiously) optimistic about 2016.

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MPC votes 8-1 in favour of keeping base at 0.5%

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has once again voted to keep base rate at 0.5 per cent. Minutes from yesterday’s meeting show just one member, Ian McCafferty, voted for a rise. He believed rates should rise 0.5 per cent because “the path of domestic costs was more likely to lead to inflation exceeding […]

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David Tweedy and Guy Batchelor to launch new lender

David Tweedy and Guy Batchelor have reunited and are planning to bring a new lender to market called Belmont Green Finance. Tweedy, who was market relations director at Target until October, is Belmont’s chief executive and Batchelor, who left Countrywide last year, is the firm’s sales and marketing director. Tweedy and Batchelor worked with one […]