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Post-Brexit business optimism at lowest level since 2009 financial crisis

Financial services optimism falls at fastest pace since financial crisis

Sentiment and volumes are deteriorating sharply in the financial services sector, with various indicators at their lowest since the Financial Crisis of 2008, according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey. The quarterly survey of 84 firms found that optimism about the overall business situation in the financial services sector ...

Polar Capital Global Financials Trust – New lease of life

Polar Capital Global Financials Trust – New lease of life

As we approach the seventh anniversary of Polar Capital Global Financials Trust (PCFT)’s launch, its directors are proposing that the company continues beyond its planned wind-up date. A decade after the financial crisis, the sector, and banks in particular, remain out of favour. The problem is compounded for UK-based investors ...

Polar Capital Global Financials Trust – Banks too cheap to ignore?

Polar Capital Global Financials Trust – Banks too cheap to ignore?

US interest rate cuts and a slowing global economy have overshadowed the financials sector and banks in particular so far this year. With banks trading close to multi-year lows, Polar Capital Global Financial (PCFT)’s managers have been adding to positions in their favoured stocks... Read more The managers believe that ...

VaR, IFA, AER – What The FSA!

Top 5 Financial Markets Movies

Financial markets are dynamic, complex and exciting, and it didn’t take Hollywood too long to seize the opportunity to visually document this bold industry. There are plenty of movies based on the financial markets – and for a good reason! When you add a great script with a Hollywood twist, ...

Mark Carney says, after this interest rate cut you’re on your own

Brexit job crisis: Exodus or exaggeration?

Speculation that a Brexit financial services job crisis could be in our midst have been downplayed after HSBC became the latest bank to change its warning of an exodus. The Bank of England this week released a warning that up to 75,000 jobs could be lost in financial services following Britain's departure ...

Health, Wealth, Happiness: America in crisis

Health, Wealth, Happiness: America in crisis

Of all the indicators used to track the well-being of a nation it seems perverse that happiness is seldom used as the real test of success. A nation is more often judged to be "doing well" if its unemployment rates are low, if it has a healthy trade balance, if its currency ...

Tiny detached home goes on the market for a whopping £600k

What Can Sadiq Khan Do To Solve London’s Vacant Property Crisis?

During his successful campaign to become the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan promised to make London’s housing crisis his “single, biggest priority.” In fact, Khan said in his manifesto that “it doesn’t matter whether you’re talking to business leaders, local residents, charities or community groups: far and away the biggest ...

Overworked and Underpaid: Britain in crisis

Overworked and Underpaid: Britain in crisis

Britain is set for decades of been overworked and underpaid as a perfect storm of stagnant wage growth and low-paid work meets inflationary pressures in the most pronounced real income squeeze of our generation. Although the Tories will most likely be celebrating the latest employment figures showing flat unemployment the ...

Did the Church really cause the financial collapse!

By J T Coombes    www.globalmagnacarta.com    @GMagnaCarta Many years ago I had a bank manager as a next door neighbour. He was a lovely man, a bit like Captain Mainwaring in Dad’s Army, who cared about people but without the pomposity. After he retired we began to see the ...

Why two thirds of the crisis was not our fault

By Valentina Magri It was mid-September when the two major economic events that have irreparably changed our lives occurred: the Northern Rock bank run in the UK (13th September 2007) and Chapter 11 for Lehman Brothers in the US (15th September 2008). In the Eurozone today Italy and France are sick and ...

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