The latest price inflation figures published this morning show an acceleration at a speed not seen for over a year. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of price inflation is now 3.5% for the year to January, up from 2.9% the previous month. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure is now 3.7%, up from 2.4% the month before.
It is often overlooked that a Will made before marriage or civil partnership (unless made under special circumstances) is void when the marriage/civil partnership takes place.
Informed Choice directors Martin Bamford and Nick Bamford have appeared in Retirement Strategy magazine (February 2010) in the head-to-head feature, which this month asked do you agree with the Conservatives’ proposal to scrap forced annuitisation at age 75?
Springwise has an article about a virtual stock investment portfolio based on the top twenty ‘most lovable’ brands. MyBrandz claims that their Brands Love Portfolio has outperformed the Dow Jones, NASDAQ and S&P 500 indices, with an annual return of about 64 percent.
China’s Year of the Golden Tiger starts this weekend, bringing to a close a Year of the Ox which has been described as a year of fortitude and patience for the Chinese economy. With the Chinese New Year approaching, investment managers have lined up to share their views on this investment sector in 2010.
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