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KGB unveils self-cert deals

KGB Packaging is offering self-cert clients the chance to borrow up to 90% LTV with two exclusives from Kensington. The deals comprise a three-year fixed rate at 6.89% and a two-year fixed rate at 6.99%. Both feature a £1,999 completion fee.

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Neptune video: Abenomics: the impetus for Japan’s fast-track recovery?

The remarkable performance of the TOPIX over the past year has caused many sceptical equity investors to look again at the Japanese market. These returns have come despite very significant problems facing the Japanese economy. Chris Taylor, manager of the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund, discusses these problems and whether Abenomics will be able to overcome them, enabling the market to continue to rise.

In the video, Taylor addresses the following:

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