May 2016 - Moore Stephens Financial Services

China – Crouching Tiger?

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Much has been made in recent months of the slowdown in the Chinese economy with GDP growth recently falling to 6.8%. At first glance you might be wondering what’s wrong with growth at this level since most western economies are struggling to grow at more than 1%. The point is that for China this is the slowest growth rate since 2009 and so, some are now questioning China’s future prospects….

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When it comes to investment, boring is best

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Last week saw the sacking of US online website, Lending Club’s, chief executive. Lending Club is the US’ biggest peer to peer lending site and has hit problems as a portfolio of loans turned out not to be what investors thought they were buying. The US’ peer to peer lending industry is not regulated in the same way as the UK’s and it is widely thought that the FCA have…

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Brexit – the predictions so far

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The Brexit vote is now just weeks away, but I’m still not sure the right information is reaching the public amongst the noise of political infighting. For many, Brexit is a significant concern, not least because there is a dearth of informed opinion available on the subject. There is no lack of column inches or headlines, but very little in the way of fact. Everyone has an opinion and that…

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