Apr 17 2014

5 Things to Watch on the Economic Calendar

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Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, expects consumers faced equally high heating bills in February. He adds that excluding the 11.3% leap in real spending on utility electricity and gas, real spending in January was barely above its fourth-quarter average. The good news: the heating bills should get cheaper when warmer temps return.

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Apr 16 2014

Boost your pension by £25 a week with top-up lifeline for women and self-employed

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Collective defined contribution schemes pool members’ contributions so that pensions are paid from a collective fund rather than from individual accounts.

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Apr 16 2014

Mid-cap share tip of the week: Homeserve

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Each week we look at a promising mid-cap share. This week: insurer Homeserve Homeserve provides insurance cover for plumbing, heating and electric 

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Apr 15 2014

Up in arms at road closure

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Karl Meier who runs the Bistro in the same building at Tholt-y-Will was also worried by the closure: ‘It doesn’t so much affect my business as destroy it. I have a list of 70 or 80 regular customers to call and tell them we will not be opening in March as planned. The road is closed for three months: I don’t know where I go from here. I have to remain closed for the three months while the work is done because in practice they close the Mountain Road so often – bad weather, fallen trees, roadworks, accidents. Then it’s questionable if it’s worth opening just for three months in the summer.

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Apr 15 2014

The Expert View: Centrica, Bovis Homes and Pace

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Analyst Eamonn Flanagan placed a target price of 540p on the company (current price 554p) but recommended switching to other insurers Amlin (AML.L) or Lancashire (LRE.L) if there is any ‘material strengthening of [Catlin] stock’ as the latter could provide better ‘upside potential’.

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