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Scotland’s ‘No’ vote is a ‘relief’ for investors

Mark Dampier and Tom PmcPhail, Head of Investment Research and Head of Pensions Research, respectively at Hargreaves Lansdown, comment on Soctland’s decision to got against independence… »


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Lights at the end of the tunnel?

Hugo Bain, Senior Investment Manager at Pictet Asset Management outlines the findings of his recent trip to Russia… »


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Alibaba to be ‘at least as valuable’ as Facebook

Mark Hawtin, portfolio manager, GAM Star Technology, comments on the proposed Alibaba IPO… »


Luca Paolini, Pictet Asset Management

Oil prices to benefit from increased geopolitical risk

Luca Paolini (pictured), chief strategist at Pictet Asset Management, outlines the firm’s positive view on oil… »


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New historical lows for the rouble

Dr Vladimir Tikhomirov, Chief Economist at BCS Financial Group comments on the rouble’s recent fall to a new low… »


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Brazilian and Indian growth paths diverge

Craig Botham, Emerging Markets Economist at Schroders, gives his view on the latest GDP numbers, showing contrasting fortunes of emerging market heavyweights, Brazil and India… »


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FCA's no-go for CoCos

Anthony Smouha, manager of GAM Star Credit Opportunities comments on the FCA’s CoCos announcement… »


Neil Williams, Group Chief Economist, Hermes

UK ‘sugar rush’ recovery still on track

Neil Williams (pictured), Group Chief Economist at Hermes, comments on the Bank of England’s inflation report… »


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Russian recession looms

Craig Botham, Emerging Market Economist at Schroders, gives his views on Russia's second quarter GDP estimate, which suggest that recession looms… »


Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Stronger global economic growth expected despite risks

Despite geopolitical turmoil and global economic uncertainties, both the global and US economy appear to be at an inflection point in mid-2014 to a somewhat stronger growth rate despite risks, according to BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey (pictured) in his most recent Economic Update…  »


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