Capital Eyes on the Market – Tuesday 18th December 2012

We take a look at some of the recent activity and events taking place in the UK and globally. For a more in-depth insight into how things may impact on your own financial planning priorities, please do get in touch. Enjoy a financial conversation as part of your regular financial planning review at SewellBrydenGunn.

UK Government’s decision to reduce tax on foreign profits of London HQ’d co’s – leavers start to return to City…

China’s improved economic outlook has positive impact on LME Copper pricing overall…

Bank of America Meryll Lynch is set to pull out of Japanese High Net Worth Individuals market – low profitability…

Google Map App back on Apple….

US banks appear to hold on to greater proportion of their mortgage loans on their balance sheets rather than send them to government backed housing agencies for securitisation – is this a sign of optimism/renewed confidence or tight margins and higher securitisation fees?

UBS continues to negotiate final points with UK US and Swiss regulators in alleged LIBOR rigging ….
Perceived lack of credit appears to be a significant driver in reduced household spending this year…

Prime Minister David Cameron confirms to MPs that UK exit from EU imaginable but not preferable….

Sanatander set to absorb its subsidiary Banesto closing approx 700 branches in cost cutting exercise…

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