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  • Stocks & Shares | Astus Financial Planning Ltd.
    09 01 NEW YORK Reuters Winter has finally arrived in large swathes of the northern hemisphere after the warmest December on record took a big bite out of seasonal heating fuel demand swelling stockpiles and pressuring oil prices as they spiraled below 30 a barrel Specialist funds pick up Iran stocks ahead of warier big investors Thu 2016 01 21 07 54 LONDON Reuters Two decades after he hauled a suitcase full of cash onto the floor of the Moscow stock exchange to buy up shares in the aftermath of communism Dominic Bokor Ingram has taken a similar early punt on Iran U S stocks set for a comeback or another blow Thu 2016 01 21 07 51 NEW YORK Reuters The deep selling that has been synonymous with Wall Street in the new year became bad enough on Wednesday to start drawing in buyers but it is still too soon to tell whether they will look brilliant or battered in the weeks ahead Italy puzzles over strong confidence weak growth riddle Thu 2016 01 21 07 49 ROME Reuters At first glance there is something odd about Italy s economic data For months its consumer and business sentiment has been stronger than almost anywhere else in the euro zone yet economic activity still lags its peers No global meltdown EU growth outlook unchanged Moscovici Wed 2016 01 20 11 27 DAVOS Switzerland Reuters Central banks still have more firepower they can use to counter a slowdown in global growth which does not change the outlook for recovery in the euro zone European Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Wednesday Ample storage space for oil may limit price moves Wed 2016 01 20 08 21 LONDON Reuters There is more storage space for crude around the world than anticipated which will help prevent further sharp falls in the price but also weigh against significant price rises analysts and industry watchers say Market tailspin hastens the economic shock it fears Wed 2016 01 20 07 26 LONDON Reuters One of the biggest worries about this month s sudden seizure in world markets is how puzzled investors have been left by it and how many are just wishing it away as a temporary blip For HSBC investors HQ debate eclipsed by identity issue Tue 2016 01 19 08 42 LONDON HONG KONG Reuters As HSBC prepares to decide which country it should call home a growing number of its investors want the bank to address a bigger question what does it really want to be Burned in December markets see slim chance of ECB action this week Mon 2016 01 18 16 35 LONDON Reuters Financial markets have priced in litle chance the European Central Bank will cut interest rates this week even with oil prices at just over half what the ECB had forecast for 2016 and long term inflation expectations at their lowest in more than three months Worried about sub 20 crude Some sellers are already there Mon 2016

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    stocks and fled for the safety of bonds in the week to Jan 6 which saw 2 3 trillion wiped off global equity markets and the worst opening week for the S P 500 index Bank of America Merrill Lynch BAML said on Friday Why I can t buy Minion toys with Chinese yuan Thu 2016 01 07 07 39 BASILDON England Reuters British businessman Tony Brown is ready to pay in Chinese yuan for the cuddly toys and other funfair stall prizes he buys from a handful of Chinese factories But they just don t want it BoE expected to raise rates in Q2 low wage growth Brexit a risk Reuters poll Tue 2016 01 05 08 07 Reuters The Bank of England s first rate increase in more than eight years is likely to come in the second quarter of 2016 as previously expected bolstered by the Federal Reserve s decision to raise U S rates last month a Reuters poll found BoE expected to raise UK rates in Q2 low wage growth Brexit a risk Mon 2016 01 04 14 54 Reuters The Bank of England s first rate increase in more than eight years is likely to come in the second quarter of 2016 as previously expected bolstered by the Federal Reserve s decision to raise U S rates last month a Reuters poll found Big oil to cut investment again in 2016 Mon 2016 01 04 10 43 LONDON Reuters With crude prices at 11 year lows the world s biggest oil and gas producers are facing their longest period of investment cuts in decades but are expected to borrow more to preserve the dividends demanded by investors Ending of China s super boom spells pain with no end seen yet Fri 2016 01 01 13 11 SINGAPORE Reuters A decade old commodity boom came crashing to an end in 2015 hurting energy and mining companies and punishing prices as China s industrial rise and appetite for raw materials slowed The outlook for 2016 is not much better Wall Street in 2016 What could possibly go wrong Tue 2015 12 29 08 27 NEW YORK Reuters By all rights 2016 should be a good year for the U S stock market Record highs predicted for bitcoin in 2016 as new supply halves Thu 2015 12 24 09 35 LONDON Reuters 2016 could prove to be the year that the price of bitcoin surges again Not because of any dark web drug dealing or Russian ponzi scheme but for an altogether less sensational reason slower growth in the money supply Oil traders recall 2008 holiday bounce but see no gift for bulls Wed 2015 12 23 13 43 NEW YORK At the tail end of 2008 the last time oil prices traded at 35 a barrel some vacationing oil traders missed out on an abrupt 16 surge that helped define the bottom of a five month crisis induced collapse British investors raise equity holdings cut bonds

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    Chair Janet Yellen next week has to decide not only whether to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade but also how to assure markets on the likely path of future rate hikes Decent UK growth outlook threatened by Brexit uncertainty Reuters poll Wed 2015 12 09 12 31 LONDON Reuters Britain s economy will produce solid growth next year although the rosy outlook is clouded by doubts over whether the country will remain a member of the European Union a Reuters poll predicted on Wednesday Biggest 2016 risk may be the one just behind us oil Wed 2015 12 09 08 20 LONDON Reuters The biggest financial risk in 2016 may be the one that s been on stage all year Oil nears 7 year low but few investors expect freefall towards 20 Tue 2015 12 08 15 22 NEW YORK LONDON Reuters Oil derivative traders are preparing for crude prices to fall further in the coming months but few expect Goldman Sachs worst case scenario of a drop to 20 a barrel to happen any time soon Don t look back in anger 10 market milestones of 2015 Tue 2015 12 08 15 18 LONDON Reuters From the Swiss franc s record rise in January to the near certainty of a historic U S interest rate hike in December 2015 was a far more volatile year for financial markets than most predicted 12 months ago Irish central bank sees economic financial sector risks over Brexit Tue 2015 12 08 10 07 DUBLIN Reuters A British withdrawal from the European Union would hurt Irish exports economic growth and jobs while the country s financial sector could be significantly impacted the Central Bank of Ireland said on Tuesday Bernanke Trichet Brown join Pimco advisory board Tue 2015 12 08 09 54 Reuters The bond investing firm Pacific Investment Management Co on Monday named two former central bank chiefs and a former British prime minister to sit on a new board to advise on economic political and strategic developments Shortage of trust threatens Greece s comeback Mon 2015 12 07 08 44 ATHENS Reuters After a tumultuous year of two elections a referendum a default a bank shutdown capital controls and a tidal wave of migrants it s amazing that Greece is still standing like the Parthenon towering over Athens Oil traders get closer look at what might prompt Saudi rethink Fri 2015 12 04 08 57 LONDON Reuters Saudi Arabia has given oil traders the first glimmer of clarity on what it might take to prompt the world s biggest crude exporter to change course on policy suggesting that its laissez faire attitude may be wearing thin Will ECB s Draghi ever raise rates Maybe in 2019 Thu 2015 12 03 16 50 LONDON Reuters Assuming European Central Bank president Mario Draghi sees out his mandate he will step down in October 2019 And financial markets reckon there s a fair chance he will complete his eight

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  • Stocks & Shares | Astus Financial Planning Ltd.
    next year but the timing may rest on whether the U S Federal Reserve tightens policy in the world s largest economy next month a Reuters poll found Other central banks set to act but Swiss policy cupboard bare Wed 2015 11 25 11 21 ZURICH Reuters When the Swiss National Bank stunned markets in January by abandoning its currency cap it had imposed in its franc against the euro it did so with eyes on the European Central Bank Other central banks set to act but Swiss policy cupboard bare Wed 2015 11 25 11 21 ZURICH Reuters When the Swiss National Bank stunned markets in January by abandoning its currency cap it had imposed in its franc against the euro it did so with eyes on the European Central Bank Exhaustion of austerity meets maxed out monetary policy Wed 2015 11 25 07 16 LONDON Reuters There won t be any press conferences fireworks or tears to mark its passing but the latest wave of austerity worldwide may well have had its day Exhaustion of austerity meets maxed out monetary policy Wed 2015 11 25 07 16 LONDON Reuters There won t be any press conferences fireworks or tears to mark its passing but the latest wave of austerity worldwide may well have had its day With glory days gone London traders face life in real world Tue 2015 11 24 16 44 LONDON Reuters Once dubbed masters of the universe it seemed the party would never end for a profession often associated with a champagne lifestyle of fast cars and faster living With glory days gone London traders face life in real world Tue 2015 11 24 16 44 LONDON Reuters Once dubbed masters of the universe it seemed the party would never end for a profession often associated with a champagne lifestyle of fast cars and faster living Risk of market jolt on Brexit could complicate BoE decision Tue 2015 11 24 07 13 LONDON Reuters UK markets have not even begun to discount the chance that Britain could vote to leave the European Union next year raising the risk of a blowup closer to the vote and complicating the timing of any Bank of England interest rate rise top investors say Britain needs to start doing favours to win EU friends Mon 2015 11 23 07 23 BRUSSELS Reuters The British used to be past masters in the art of trading favours to secure their interests in the European Union Emerging markets the comeback kid for 2016 Fri 2015 11 20 10 27 LONDON NEW YORK After a miserable few years emerging markets are in line for a strong rebound in capital flows in 2016 some of the world s biggest investors predicted this week although they warned that the benefits will not be shared evenly Bank of England s Broadbent says market rate bets can mislead Wed 2015 11 18 11 17 LONDON Reuters A senior Bank of England policymaker said on Wednesday that

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    a wish list to European Union partners launching a formal negotiation that could lead to the UK s exit from the 28 nation bloc or subtly change the nature of the union if it stays Big funds cautiously raise allocations to cheap emerging stocks Fri 2015 11 06 15 50 LONDON Reuters After several false dawns in emerging market equities some big asset managers reckon it could be time to start buying even if the sector s recent rally looks fragile Bank of England shies away from early 2016 rate rise Fri 2015 11 06 11 28 LONDON Reuters The Bank of England made no move towards an early interest rate rise on Thursday saying Britain s near zero inflation would pick up only slowly even if borrowing costs stay on hold throughout next year Peak demand means world may never see oil at 100 a barrel again Thu 2015 11 05 15 21 LONDON Reuters Just as the energy industry has brushed aside concerns that the world could run out of oil industry executives now say they believe it is demand rather than supply that is nearing its apex Brexit would see UK growth slow to 1 percent stocks lag Morgan Stanley Thu 2015 11 05 10 17 LONDON Reuters British growth would plunge to 1 percent and stocks would underperform by as much as 20 percent if voters opted to leave the European Union U S investment bank Morgan Stanley said in a report on Wednesday EU looks for silver lining in Erdogan election landslide Wed 2015 11 04 10 00 BRUSSELS Reuters After stifling initial groans of dismay European policymakers are looking for a silver lining for EU Turkey relations in the emphatic election victory of President Tayyip Erdogan s Islamist rooted AK Party As downturn bites

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    from empty value in vhost vhost16 a s t astusfp co uk www modules taxonomy taxonomy pages inc on line 34 Contact Contact Link to ASTUS Wills ASTUS Financial Planning 19 London End Beaconsfield Bucks HP9 2HN t 01494 675263

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  • Funds | Astus Financial Planning Ltd.
    CEO eyes 4 or 5 smaller acquisitions in 2016 Mon 2015 11 16 10 07 LONDON Reuters Aberdeen Asset Management is likely to make four or five smaller acquisitions in 2016 its chief executive said on Monday once a downturn in its key Asian and emerging markets ends Global regulators rein in risks from shadow banking Fri 2015 11 13 11 14 LONDON Reuters Global regulators published rules on Thursday to rein in risks in so called shadow banking by increasing the amount of collateral required to back core transactions in a 137 trillion sector that continues to grow as mainstream banks shrink Hedge fund Palmerston Capital AUM tops 250 million Fri 2015 11 13 11 13 LONDON Reuters Alternative asset manager Palmerston Capital set up by former JPMorgan European credit trading head Stuart Wain said on Friday it closed its founder share class as assets under management reached 264 million IEA sees bear oil market as stocks balloon Fri 2015 11 13 09 03 LONDON Reuters The world is awash with oil after having built record stockpiles in recent months and slowing demand growth combined with resilient non OPEC supply could worsen the glut well into next year the International Energy Agency IEA said on Friday SWF assets to decline further due to low oil prices Moody s Thu 2015 11 12 13 45 LONDON Reuters Sovereign wealth fund SWF assets will grow more slowly or even decline as governments are forced to tap funds to finance budget deficits resulting from persistently low oil prices credit ratings agency Moody s said on Thursday First India bond ETF bond index to launch in London Thu 2015 11 12 13 44 LONDON Reuters Two investment management firms on Thursday announced plans for an exchange traded fund ETF dedicated to the debt of Indian state run companies that they said would be the first such vehicle in the world Fund managers face a little trouble with big China Thu 2015 11 12 09 58 LONDON Reuters China is heading for such dominance in the world s main emerging market stock index that investors are scrambling for ways to water down the too many eggs in one basket risk Hedge fund investors take out less money in November Thu 2015 11 12 09 56 LONDON Reuters Investors took out less money from hedge funds month on month in November data showed on Wednesday as allocations steadied in the face of recent market volatility UK fund 3i sees NAV rise despite fallout from oil and gas slump Thu 2015 11 12 09 56 LONDON Reuters British private equity firm 3i sold 307 million pounds 467 million of assets in the half year to the end of September and saw its net asset value NAV per share rise despite what it described as a deteriorating market environment Foreign funds to follow IMF lead with yuan bond holdings Thu 2015 11 12 09 55 HONG KONG Reuters Foreign asset managers are preparing to increase their exposure

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    Britain a spokesman for the fund said on Tuesday Hedge fund Brevan Howard lays off 50 support staff source Mon 2015 11 09 07 21 LONDON Reuters Leading European hedge fund firm Brevan Howard has cut around 50 support staff across its global operations a source familiar with the matter on Friday said as part of a plan to focus on its flagship macro economic funds business Big funds cautiously raise allocations to cheap emerging stocks Fri 2015 11 06 15 50 LONDON Reuters After several false dawns in emerging market equities some big asset managers reckon it could be time to start buying even if the sector s recent rally looks fragile Activist investor Bramson wins battle for UK s Electra Fri 2015 11 06 11 36 LONDON Reuters Activist investor Edward Bramson staged a dramatic coup at British private equity firm Electra narrowly winning a seat on the board and prompting the resignation of its chairman after almost two years of battling management and its strategy Moelis appoints renowned City figure Charles Allen as advisory chairman Fri 2015 11 06 11 35 LONDON Reuters Moelis Co has appointed renowned British businessman Charles Allen as advisory chairman based in London the U S investment bank said on Friday Bank of England shies away from early 2016 rate rise Fri 2015 11 06 11 28 LONDON Reuters The Bank of England made no move towards an early interest rate rise on Thursday saying Britain s near zero inflation would pick up only slowly even if borrowing costs stay on hold throughout next year Investors put more cash into Europe equity funds Fri 2015 11 06 11 19 LONDON Reuters Investors pumped 2 6 billion into European equity funds in the past week extending their run of gains but emerging equities snapped a month long winning streak as 1 2 billion exited Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday Electra shareholders vote activist investor Bramson onto board Thu 2015 11 05 11 57 LONDON Reuters Shareholders in British private equity firm Electra voted in favour of activist investor Edward Bramson joining the board at a general meeting on Thursday Hedge funds Odey and Eminence stand to profit from TalkTalk s woes Thu 2015 11 05 10 20 LONDON Reuters Hedge funds Odey Asset Management and Eminence Capital LP are among those that could be profiting from a slump in the shares of telecoms group TalkTalk after its cyber attack last month Pension Insurance Corp completes buy out of Philips UK pension fund Thu 2015 11 05 10 19 LONDON Reuters Pension Insurance Corp PIC has completed a 2 4 billion pound 3 69 billion buy out of Philips UK pension fund the firm said on Thursday Schroders sees October bounce back from tough Q3 Thu 2015 11 05 10 18 LONDON Reuters British fund manager Schroders said trading had picked up in October after a tough third quarter boosted by demand for its global fixed income and multi asset funds

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