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Citywire Investment News
- Saturday Papers: Independent Scotland would lose UK's AAA rating, warns Citigroup
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 03:53:02 Z
And Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have urged the US Congress to help them buy American natural gas.
- LG manager exits following Global Macro fund closure
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:42:00 Z
Ben Gill took over the fund from David North in 2011, which has underperformed over the past three years.
- Gold dips, FTSE 100 volatile after US jobs data
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:32:00 Z
US labour report seen as supporting Federal Reserve's current pace of stimulus 'tapering'.
- Ex-Thames River director Mike Warren joins adviser firm
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:42:03 Z
Former Thames Riverádirector Mike Warren has joined adviser firm Carrington Investments as a non-executive director.
FT.com - Your Pension
- Move to clamp down on annuity market
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:48:01 GMT
Reforms, expected to be announced in this month?s Budget, will see rules relaxed to allow 150,000 savers a year to take a small pension pot as cash
- ?Democratise drawdown? says Nest
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:08:04 GMT
Strategies that were once the preserve of the wealthy could be open to those with smaller funds
- A tax on ignorance and inflation
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:41:29 GMT
Think the lifetime allowance doesn?t apply to you? Factor in inflation, time and investment returns ? and think again
- Alexander warns Scots on risk to pensions
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:24:44 GMT
The UK Treasury chief will try to bolster arguments for a No vote, saying independence would ?open the floodgates? to financial uncertainty
Citywire Money, Tax and Property
- Over ú1bn of cash raided from UK homes to pay bills
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:22:00 Z
More people will turn to the equity in their homes to clear mortgages and pay bills in 2014.
BBC Business News
- 'Great uncertainty' in tax crackdown
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:33:28 GMT
Government forecasts for what it expects to recoup from closing tax loopholes are vulnerable to "great uncertainty", MPs say.
- VIDEO: On board a $300m superyacht
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:16:12 GMT
Nima Abu Wardeh takes a tour of the most expensive superyacht currently on the market.
- Boeing checks 787s for wing cracks
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:24:13 GMT
US aerospace company Boeing says it is checking 787 Dreamliner planes under production for potential "hairline cracks" in wings.
- VIDEO: InterRail timetable back on track
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:09:19 GMT
After ceasing publication last summer, one man has risked all, by reviving the European Rail Timetable, the backpacker's bible
- Contact lost with Malaysia Air plane
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 03:52:54 GMT
Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with flight MH370, which was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.
- TV licence fee law change discussed
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 03:48:47 GMT
Ministers are discussing plans to make non-payment of the television licence fee a civil, rather than a criminal, offence.
- Great Walls 'could stop tornadoes'
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 03:27:49 GMT
Building gigantic walls across the US could protect Tornado Alley "forever", a physicist says, though critics say the idea is unworkable.
- Chief vows to restore trust in Met
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 02:50:39 GMT
The head of the Metropolitan Police has vowed to win back public trust after a report found officers spied on the family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.