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A dedicated portal listing what’s hot, and what’s not for investors both large and small. Fund tips, investment opportunities, and the latest analysis on the world’s largest financial markets are written in a clear and impartial way by our investment writers. Insightful commentary and analysis then gives you a broader perspective on commodities – so you stay ahead of the markets – whilst being aware of the latest scams and cons. The Money International experts also take a look at the market’s ‘indirect’ influences, including politics, so you have a complete understanding of how to make the most out of your portfolio.

Big Brands Born With Backing From Venture Capitalists

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Many of the world’s biggest brands started life as spare room start-ups with the backing of venture capitalists taking a punt on making a profit. The roll of honour includes some of the most successful companies ever, like Google, Facebook, Hewlett Packard and Microsoft. Business angels offer expertise and to bank roll start-ups that they … Read more

Markets Catch A Cold From Coronavirus Wonder Drug Failure

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Share prices around the world have dropped after a potential wonder drug for treating coronavirus failed medical trials in China. Medics have pinned their hopes on Gilead Sciences treatment remdesivir offering a respite from the pandemic. But researchers in China reported the drug had no discernible effect on coronavirus patients despite test results to the … Read more

Shareholder Perks – A Bonus For Investing

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If you watch how you spend your money and try hard to save, there ‘s one trick you may be missing – shareholder perks. Investors do not have to plough wads of money into a company to qualify for extra discounts and exclusive deals. In fact, they may be a lot cheaper than you think. … Read more

How Coronavirus Is Impacting The Climate And How We Work

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Coronavirus will change the way we live and do business, according to a technology expert. Up to now, the technology has been available but not used to full potential, but the fear of catching and spreading the deadly illness has changed the world. Businesses are facing seismic changes as markets dry up and travel plans … Read more

Business Angels In Call To Ditch EU Investment Handicaps

Fund managers are worried that a Brexit trade deal will see the government scrap or restrict tax breaks on hugely successful investment schemes that have raised billions of pounds for businesses. The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) wants the government to overhaul the Enterprise Investment Scheme and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme now the UK has … Read more

Global Giant Shuts Poor Performing Funds

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Investors choosing to pull their cash from wealth manager Jupiter have triggered the closure of two under performing funds. The global investment giant has announced the Jupiter UK Alpha and Jupiter Enhanced Distribution funds will shut on March 31. The Jupiter UK Alpha fund has operated for more than 25 years. Investors have withdrawn huge amounts … Read more

Top 20 Funds For Spreading Global Investment Risk

Neil Woodford’s demise as a celebrated fund manager has prompted many investors to diversify – but the problem is where to look for suitable investments. If you are making a single investment to spread across lots of different stocks, sectors and countries, then the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has put together a list of … Read more

VCT Investment Surges By 375% In A Decade

Venture capital trusts are sweeping up more money from investors as the opportunity to stake savings in other tax efficient investments dries up. In 10 years, VCT investment has surged by 375% to £731 million as tax changes have  knocked other investments, such as pension saving and buy to let. VCTs back small, new companies … Read more

How Tax Planning Can Backfire For Property Partners

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Forming a limited liability partnership is a popular tax planning strategy for landlords – but there must be a sound commercial reason for doing so. Making the move to avoid tax is not enough because of strict General Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR) that let HM Revenue & Customs unwind the changes to reclaim wrongly claimed … Read more

Millions Siphoned From Offshore Pension Fund

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Pension directors sucked millions of pounds from money thousands of investors had staked against an offshore plantation scheme. Around 3,500 investors had ploughed £70 million in cash into Ethical Forestry Ltd, says the government’s business conduct watchdog, The Insolvency Service. The company owned 80% of a Costa Rica company that owned land and a sawmill. … Read more