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FTSE falls but Primark’s US move cheers

A surge in Primark owner Associated British Foods shares after it announced an expansion into the US failed to boost the FTSE 100 on Wednesday.

Primark: reborn in the USA

Tesco, Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury's have all failed to crack the US market – but Primark thinks it can do just that.

Market News

Chinese economy still stuttering

China’s economy has yet to respond to policy makers’ stimulus efforts, an April manufacturing gauge indicated today, helping send the yuan to a 16-month low.

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Drugs rally boosts FTSE

A rally in pharmaceutical shares boosted the FTSE 100 on Tuesday, as shares in AstraZeneca soared on takeover talk.

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AstraZeneca: be cautious with bid talk

“Never buy on bid hopes alone,” the old stock market saying dictates. However, investors are piling into the pharmaceutical sector today for just that reason. Is this wise?

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Japan posts worst-ever trade deficit

Japan suffered its largest-ever trade deficit last fiscal year, underlining a wrenching structural shift for an economy long renowned as an export powerhouse.

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Latest Press Releases

Year end pre-close Trading Update

Charles Stanley Group Plc is providing a pre-close update on trading in the 12 months to 31 March 2014, ahead of announcing its preliminary results on Friday, 20 June 2014.

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Budget 2014 - Pensions Update

Simon Davis, Director of Wealth Management, takes a look at the changes to pension regulation announced in the Chancellor's Budget on March 19th 2014

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Battle of the Asset Classes

Stephen Peters will be battling for his favourite asset class on the Investment Adviser 100 Club Roadshow over the coming weeks...

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Anthony Scott - New Group PLC Director

Anthony Scott has been appointed Head of Investment Management and subject to regulatory approval will join the main Board of Charles Stanley Group PLC.

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