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UK Economy

The ‘digital passport’ that could revolutionise British savings culture

In a bid to encourage us to save more, City institutions are developing a ‘digital passport’ that will make opening a new savings account as easy as b…
16 Apr 2015
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Personal finance

Pensions Freedom Day: How to make sure scammers don’t steal your nest egg

Pensions Freedom Day on 6 April will signal open season for scammers intent on tricking the unsuspecting out of their pension pots. Kam Patel looks at…
28 Mar 2015
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Stockmarkets

At above 7,000, just how expensive is the FTSE 100 today?

The FTSE 100 burst through the 7,000 mark last Friday. But don't take that as a signal to pile in, says Kam Patel.
23 Mar 2015
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Alternative finance

Peer-to-peer lenders still hopeful they will be included in Isas after Budget disappointment

P2P lenders were disappointed not to have their products included in the Isa framework in the Budget. But they remain quietly confident their day will…
21 Mar 2015
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Economy

Budget 2015: bribes for first-time buyers and savers – you’d think there’s an election coming

Kam Patel looks over the pre-election sweeties the chancellor handed out in his last Budget before the election.
18 Mar 2015
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Economy

The Budget 2015 – live update

Chancellor George Osborne is making his annual statement on the Budget today at 12:30 in the House of Commons. Follow the latest developments here.
18 Mar 2015
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Funds

Giles Hargreave: a small-cap investor’s recipe for success

Giles Hargreave is one of Britain’s best small companies investors. So, what's his secret? Kam Patel investigates.
13 Mar 2015
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Funds

Giles Hargreave: investment guru aiming high with small companies

Kam Patel talks to Giles Hargreave – the best small companies investor in Britain today – about investing in Aim shares.
13 Mar 2015
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Silver and other precious metals

Philip Manduca: ‘Forget gold – diamonds are the best store of value’

Philip Manduca, executive chairman of Paragon Diamonds, talks to Kam Patel about why he thinks gold is 'no longer fit for purpose', leaving diamonds a…
5 Mar 2015
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Stockmarkets

FTSE 100 v FTSE 250: why have they diverged by so much?

Kam Patel examines the reasons behind the heavy parting of ways between the FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250, and asks where they might be heading next.
28 Feb 2015
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Stocks and shares

Petropavlovsk investors approve board’s refinancing plans

Shareholders in stricken gold miner Petropavlovsk have overwhelmingly voted in favour of the company's controversial refinancing plans. Kam Patel repo…
27 Feb 2015
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Stocks and shares

Sapinda accuses Petropavlovsk bondholders of ‘scaremongering'

The largest shareholder in troubled miner Petropavlovsk has accused bondholders in the company of “frightening” shareholders into accepting a controve…
25 Feb 2015
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Stocks and shares

Sapinda offers Petropavlovsk ‘compromise’ refinancing deal

One of the key shareholders in troubled miner Petropavlovsk says it will vote in favour of the company’s refinancing plans – but only if its own propo…
24 Feb 2015
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Stockmarkets

Petropavlovsk shareholders ‘better off with Sapinda’

Sapinda, the fund which owns 7.8% of miner Petropavlovsk, says small shareholders should ignore chairman Peter Hambro's rescue plan. Kam Patel reports…
23 Feb 2015
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Stockmarkets

FTSE 100 hits 15-year highs, but it's no time to sell

With the FTSE 100 at 15-year highs, investors might be tempted to sell up and take profits. But that, as Kam Patel explains, would be a mistake.
21 Feb 2015
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Stocks and shares

Sapinda: 'No ulterior motive' over Petropavlovsk

Investment fund Sapinda has strongly denied that its proposal to Petropavlovsk is a Trojan horse to take over the stricken miner. Kam Patel reports.
20 Feb 2015
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Stocks and shares

Cash-strapped Petropavlovsk dismisses Sapinda approach

Troubled gold miner Petropavlovsk has dismissed a bid from private investment vehicle Sapinda to counter its refinancing plans. Kam Patel looks at wha…
18 Feb 2015
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Stockmarkets

Peter Hambro: Own shares in Petropavlovsk? You need to act now

Troubled gold miner Petropavlovsk will cease to exist and shareholders' entire investment will be wiped out unless they vote for a £155m rights issue …
17 Feb 2015
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Economy

The Greek election: what to watch out for and what it means for you

Alexis Tsipras is leading in the polls, but he's made some big promises to voters. Kam Patel explains what you need to know ahead of the Greek electio…
24 Jan 2015
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Stockmarkets

US stocks look to catch breath after QE-fuelled rally

After a strong QE-fuelled rally yesterday US stocks are looking to make a more sedate start today, says Kam Patel.
23 Jan 2015
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Stockmarkets

UK stocks rise as Draghi’s big bazooka encourages buyers

The FTSE 100 is trading higher this morning on the announcement that the European Central Bank is to pump billions of euros into the eurozone.
23 Jan 2015
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Stockmarkets

US stocks at mercy of ECB decision on stimulus

Traders in New York will are watching out for European Central Bank boss Mario Draghi's next move.
22 Jan 2015
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Stockmarkets

UK stocks edge up as investors nervously eye crunch ECB meeting

The FTSE 100 edges higher this morning on expectations of the announcement that the European Central Bank will being money-printing.
22 Jan 2015
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Stockmarkets

US stocks: four things to mull before New York opens

Investors are digesting the contents of Barack Obama's State of the Union address yesterday ahead of the opening of the US stockmarket.
21 Jan 2015
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Stockmarkets

UK stocks roundup: five of the biggest stories this morning

Falling unemployment and upbeat company updates have buoyed the FTSE 100 so far today.
21 Jan 2015
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Stockmarkets

US stocks: four things to ponder before New York opens

US stocks are poised to advance this morning, says Kam Patel. Here, he picks four things to watch ahead of the market's opening bell.
20 Jan 2015
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Stockmarkets

UK stocks roundup: four stories to mull over this morning

A slowdown in the Chinese and global economies is at the forefront of investors' minds.
20 Jan 2015
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Stockmarkets

Here’s why Chinese stocks tanked this morning

Chinese stocks plummeted overnight after authorities there cracked down on margin trading. Kam Patel explains what that means, and why it happened.
19 Jan 2015
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Stockmarkets

UK stocks roundup: the four biggest stories of the day so far

As UK stocks make steady progress this morning, Kam Patel rounds up the most important stories of the day so far.
19 Jan 2015
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Stockmarkets

US stocks: four big stories to mull over before New York opens

Investors are chewing over the full implications of the Swiss National Bank's decision ahead of trading in New York.
16 Jan 2015
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Stockmarkets

UK stocks roundup: the five biggest stories of the day so far

Kam Patel reports on the winners and losers from the Swiss National Bank's shock decision, and other news affecting the stockmarket today.
16 Jan 2015
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People

Resources pioneer Algy Cluff: ‘I like to think I helped open up Africa to investors’

Resources entrepreneur Algy Cluff recalls his adventures exploring for gold in Africa, and how he helped open the continent for business.
16 Jan 2015
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Stockmarkets

UK fund investors gain as Swiss stockmarket plunges

UK fund investors are exposed to the tune of £4bn to plunging Swiss stocks, but they needn't worry too much, says Kam Patel.
15 Jan 2015
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Stockmarkets

US stocks to open higher as shock Swiss move heightens QE expectations

US stocks should open slightly higher today as hopes of ECB money-printing increased after the Swiss National Bank abandoned the franc’s peg to the eu…
15 Jan 2015
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Stockmarkets

UK stocks in the red as investors exercise caution

UK stocks gave up opening gains in early trading as investors continued to fret about falling commodity prices and the outlook for the global economy.…
15 Jan 2015
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Commodities

Algy Cluff: the North Sea oil pioneer on securing Britain’s energy future

In part one of an exclusive interview, legendary resources entrepreneur Algy Cluff talks about his new venture – underground coal gasification – and h…
15 Jan 2015
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