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11 May 2017

Morgan Stanley puts investors on a full buy alert

US Investment Bank Morgan Stanley have just issued a so called “full house” buy alert on international stock markets.  This “full house” buy alert is the first since February 2009 and effectively is calling the bottom of this summer’s equity…

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11 May 2017

Top 100 Companies in South West Wales 2015

Estate Capital would like to congratulate all the local businesses that have made the Swansea Bay Business Life Top 100 Companies. The annual awards sponsored by Barclays Corporate and PWC highlight the success of local enterprise. We are pleased to…

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11 May 2017

Janet has a big decision to make on Thursday

When the Board of the US Federal Reserve meet on Wednesday and Thursday this week they will debate whether to raise the US Fed Funds interest rate.  If they do this will be the first rate rise from a developed…

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11 May 2017

Introduction of National Living Wage

A new National Living Wage (NLW) will be introduced from April 2016. This will start at £7.20 an hour with a rise to £9 an hour by 2020. The NLW will be compulsory for all working people aged 25 and…

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George Osborne Former Chancellor of the Exchequer
10 May 2017

New pension contribution rules

The amount that can be saved in a pension tax free each year – the annual allowance – has been set at £40,000 since April 2014. After the budget on 8th July there will be what is called a post-alignment…

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A Wall Street street sign in New York City
10 May 2017

The US$ will “go through the roof”

The global turmoil in stock markets has prompted many economists and bankers to put back their expectations for a September rise in the US Federal Reserve funds rate. Barclays Bank is now predicting a March 2016 rate rise, while some…

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