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JM Finn Global Conference from Oliver Tregoning on Vimeo.To give our clients some insight into the kind of research that our investment managers and research analysts do on a daily basis, we gathered…

An investment manager’s job is to keep on top of the companies in which they invest on behalf of their clients. This involves more than just following the individual stock, but also keeping tabs on…

Tencent began life in 1998 as an instant messaging service and later, when they listed in 2004, began their expansion outside of social media platforms into online gaming. It was in 2008 when they…

This is certainly true when measured in purchasing power parity (PPP) GDP terms, ahead of the US and greater than the combined EU members.Its ascent to this position has led it to be the regional…

Yet in June last year it had fallen to within a whisker of $40 a barrel, while last May it flirted – admittedly briefly – with $80. True, you may well have noticed that the price of fuel at the pump…

Sitting alongside the banks of the river Test, in the glorious gardens of Bere Mill, in Whitchurch, Hampshire, seemed an appropriate setting to be addressed by the face of British gardening. However,…

But “safe” should not be taken out of context. In mid-2013 the 3.5% of 2068 were trading at close to £100. As interest rates fell, the gilt rallied to a peak of just under £200 by August 2016; within…

Bonds are often described as safe investments. “Safe” here relates to the probability of you getting your money back. Government bonds, or Gilts, are seen as being very safe because the UK Government…

We asked investigative photo-journalist Jeremy Hunter to paint a picture of real life in North Korea, beyond the pontifications of the Supreme Leader.North Korea is the most isolated, probably the…

At the same time, unemployment in the US fell from an estimated 6% in 1910 to 4% in 2018. Workers have re-trained, re-skilled and improvements in productivity, alongside growth in GDP, over that time…

Both previous incumbents of the White House pushed the North Korean issue aside, but Mr Trump has made this a key issue and it will be interesting to see if anything comes of it. 

Hardly a day goes by without a story from one of those familiar names that can be found in our beleaguered High Streets, demonstrating just how tough life has become.

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