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December Introduction

With the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement now delivered, our thoughts turn to planning for 2014 and the post-Christmas recovery we will undoubtedly require during January! Before that, of course, there is the winter holiday season to enjoy, hopefully with family and friends, and we’d like to pass on our very best wishes to all of our […]

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Our Financial Predictions for 2014

When we compiled our predictions for 2013 we started off by saying ‘when you look ahead to 2013 your glass could be half-full or half-empty.’ At the time the US was teetering on the edge of the Fiscal Cliff; in the UK the lights had just gone out on the last Comet store, the national […]

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December Market Commentary

Click click merrily on high – the virtual tills are ringing The Guardian’s bid for Financial Headline of the Year brought down the curtain on ‘Black Friday’ and heralded ‘Cyber Monday.’ Black Friday is the Friday before the Thanksgiving weekend in the US: it is supposed to be the day on which stores move into […]

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Autumn Statement 2013 Overview

Introduction David Cameron – freshly back from his trade mission to China – looked on encouragingly as Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement. But how his mind must have drifted back to the delights of Shanghai… No inconvenient elections; no opinion polls; no awkward questions from Jeremy Paxman. With one pundit describing the Autumn […]

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