Economics & Markets

Sweden is Heading Towards Disaster

Sweden is Heading Towards Disaster

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Following the Leader It is always entertaining to listen to European officials speaking in a placid tone as if everything were under control. Greece is on the brink of leaving the Euro; austerity policies have wrecked a few peripheral economies; debt levels are higher than before the financial crisis; and output growth is languishing. But…

Thursday’s Master Investor Market Report

Thursday’s Master Investor Market Report

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– The FTSE 100 rose 21.88 points to 6,630.47. – The FTSE 250 slipped 31.03 points to 17,686.02. – The FTSE All Share rose 8.75 points to 3,624.49. – The FTSE AIM All Share finished 0.47 points lower at 761.45. Nationwide said that the rate of annual house price growth hit a two-year low in…

Tuesday’s Master Investor Market Report

Tuesday’s Master Investor Market Report

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– The FTSE 100 fell 99.50 points to 6,520.98. – The FTSE 250 rose 3.17 points to 17,531.50. – The FTSE All Share tumbled by 43.65 points to 3,570.58. – The FTSE AIM All Share finished 0.55 points higher at 755.68. The Office for National Statistics revised GDP growth figures upwards for the first three…

BIS Warns on Global Distortions

BIS Warns on Global Distortions

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Painkillers can help you dull the pain when recovering from an unhealthy condition to a healthy one. But when you use too much of them for a prolonged time, increasing the daily dose to unsafe levels until they miraculous cure your unhealthy condition, you may end up killing something (but not the pain). The same…

Monday’s Master Investor Market Report

Monday’s Master Investor Market Report

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– The FTSE 100 fell 123.39 points to 6,630.31. – The FTSE 250 sank 267.79 points to 17,554.54. – The FTSE All Share tumbled 64.48 points to 3,619.16. – The FTSE AIM All Share finished 13.54 points lower at 755.00. Dixons Carphone (DC.) saw its shares drop by 9.1p to 456.6p amidst fears that its…

Friday’s Master Investor Market Report

Friday’s Master Investor Market Report

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– The FTSE 100 fell 48.82 points to 6,759.00. – The FTSE 250 sank 116.14 points to 17,828.74. – The FTSE All Share decreased by 25.44 points to 3,686.19. – The FTSE AIM All Share finished 3.74 points lower at 770.32. Chinese shares dropped by over 7% today as sentiment was hit by fears that…

Brexit is Already Hurting the UK

Brexit is Already Hurting the UK

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“I think our support for the EEC has been very half-hearted. You really cannot join any group of nations and spend all your time criticising it. The EEC is free Europe getting together. Had we had some vision like that after the First World War, we might never had the Second. My son does not…

Wednesday’s Master Investor Market Report

Wednesday’s Master Investor Market Report

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– The FTSE 100 rose 9.93 points to 6,844.80. – The FTSE 250 dropped 72.84 points to 17,924.78. – The FTSE All Share increased by 2.11 points to 3,727.59. – The FTSE AIM All Share finished 0.74 points higher at 771.06. Improved business margins have led to a 0.6% rise in French GDP for the…

Deflation? What deflation?

Deflation? What deflation?

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Central banks have a long track record of failure when it comes to stabilising the price of money. Many decades after their creation and they still know very little about the full consequences of their actions. But one can’t blame them, because there are so many variables in the process that aren’t under their control…

Tuesday’s Master Investor Market Report

Tuesday’s Master Investor Market Report

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– The FTSE 100 rose 9.20 points to 6,834.87. – The FTSE 250 climbed 91.33 points to 17,997.62. – The FTSE All Share increased by 7.30 points to 3,725.48. – The FTSE AIM All Share finished 0.59 points higher at 770.32. The Office for National Statistics has reported that the volume of property sales in…