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As with all the oil services sector, Hunting shares sold off significantly on the back of weakness in the oil price.

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Index-linked gilts, or “Linkers”, are sold by the Debt Management Office (DMO) on behalf of the UK government and have both the coupon and the capital elements linked to inflation.  I’ll use the…

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As so often with something that sounds simple, the proposed new rules are staggeringly complex with the proposals run to 31 pages.

Negative rates are effectively a tax on deposits, and as such are intrinsically contractionary and therefore a form of financial repression. The starting and simplistic view on negative interest rates…

So the 23rd of June is the date for the Brexit referendum. The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has concluded a deal with the EU that, although not a “game-changer” in terms of Treaty revisions, it is…

Peer to Peer (or P2P) lending is a fast–growing alternative finance practice of lending money to individuals and/or businesses via an online platform that matches lenders directly with borrowers.

This should not be a major surprise to us since the West used exactly these ‘hybrid’ methods from Cuba via Iran to the Philippines to subvert governments throughout the Cold War.

Shaftesbury represents a unique cluster of London based retail assets, backed by extremely high management ability within this sector and locality. As the company highlights, this collection of assets…

Some have compared this with the Thirty Years War that raged between Protestants and Catholics in Europe between 1618 and 1648 and which left Germany devastated.

I was asked recently whether we should just sell everything in light of the uncomfortable first quarter we’ve just experienced, but rather than shut the door after the horse has bolted, I’m always…

With a deal now sealed and the battle lines being drawn for June’s referendum, Europe looks like being the focus of attention for the foreseeable future.