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Investment markets – Update on equity markets

I’ve just wasted 4 and a half hours of my professional life.  And £15.80. The latter was the cost of a return train ticket to get to a conference on investing.  The former was the time travelling and the 10% … Continue reading

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#Carneyge on UK house market

BANK OF ENGLAND FINANCIAL POLICY COMMITTEE TO CAP BULK OF HIGH LOAN-TO-INCOME MORTGAGES AND TOUGHENS UNDERWRITING STANDARDS TO SET FROM OCTOBER LOAN TO INCOME RATIO AT 4.5 FOR 85 PCT OF NEW MORTGAGES TOUGHENS AFFORDABILITY TESTS FOR NEW HOME LOANS … Continue reading

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ECB cuts Base Rate. So what?

I won’t bore you with the minutiae just a couple of details: BBC website The ECB has cut the Base Rate by the staggering amount of, er, 0.1% to 0.15%. Also, banks depositing funds at their Central Bank (the ECB) … Continue reading

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@PositiveMoneyUk responds

Ben’s reply and mine to his are in the @PositiveMoneyUK post earlier today but I thought readers may wish to see his in case they miss it Ben Dyson says: 15 October 2013 at 4:32 pm Hi Jonathan, Just a … Continue reading

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@PositiveMoneyUK

  On Sunday evening I went to a Hell hole in East London (an old pub made into what looks like a refectory hosted by the 1980s The Young Ones) called Passing Clouds in Dalston, nr ‘Ackney. I went to … Continue reading

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