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Rise and stall of house prices in 2011 forecast

After year-on-year growth of 6.4% in 2010 the housing recovery will stall in 2011, leaving prices 1.7% lower than last year, says the Centre for Economics and Business Research.

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The curse of long-term cash

Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management, reveals why clients should be seriously concerned when short-term holdings of cash turn into a long-term investment. There is nothing wrong with holding wealth in the form of cash on a short-term basis. For many people capital stability is important and access to ready cash […]

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