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European equities: good going – up and down

Paul Casson, the manager of the Artemis Pan-European Absolute Return Fund, expects to benefit from a (patchy) recovery in Europe and more profit warnings in 2016.



Eurozone prepares for further stimulus package

The European Central Bank is set to announce further measures to boost the eurozone economy at its policy meeting later today. The ECB is expected to take further action to tackle low inflation of 0.1 per cent, compared with a target of close to 2 per cent, the BBC reports. At the last policy meeting in […]


Buyers £4,500 better off on average after stamp duty changes

The average home buyer is £4,500 better-off as a result of the stamp duty changes introduced a year ago, according to Halifax. Since the changes came into force on 4 December 2014, the typical home buyer has paid a total of £3,676 in stamp duty (based on the current average house price in England and […]


Virgin cuts rates by up to 36 bps

Virgin Money has cut rates on its higher LTV residential range by up to 36 basis points. The cuts are on selected products at 85 and 90 per cent LTV. It is now offering a 90 per cent LTV two-year fix at 2.99 per cent, with no product fee and £300 cash back. The lender […]


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