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The FTSE 100 fell further yesterday after Greece voted ‘no’ in its referendum. The index closed down 0.8% at 6,535.
The FTSE 100 saw further falls ahead of Sunday’s referendum in Greece. The index closed down 0.7% at 6,585.
Companies in Japan are becoming more investor-friendly and profits are about to surge, says David C Stevenson.
A report into airport expansion has recommended a new runway in southeast England. Matthew Partridge looks at the best way for investors to cash in.
The Vietnamese government has decided to lift the legal limit on foreign ownership of listed firms.
China’s central bank has sent a clear signal that it is prepared to stand behind stock buyers.
The Japanese yen has fallen to a record low against a basket of its partners’ currencies.
The FTSE 100 climbed higher yesterday, adding a further 0.3% to close at 6,630, while European and US markets fell.
Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s July’s take on the major assets to buy now.
The FTSE 100 bounced back from its five-month low yesterday, adding 1.3% to close at 6,608.
The FTSE 100 continued its decline yesterday, falling a further 1.5% to close at 6,520. June’s 6.6% slide was the worst monthly performance since May 2012.
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