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Investing online is easier than ever

Investing online

Due to massive improvements in technology, beating the market has become easier than ever. Technology has made the process of investing online a different scenario than it was a few years back. Now, you can buy and sell shares by spending much less than what you used to spend in earlier times. By investing online, commission amounts have also fallen, meaning better returns for investor. ROI has further enhanced by access to information and the application of digital research tools. Overall, the use of technology has made the process of investing online quick, easy and cost-effective.

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Buying conditions for second-owners in UK investment properties improve

UK investment properties

Although, the property market in the UK has seen improvement in the past few years, buyers and sellers in investment properties are troubled by a lack of confidence, a new research indicates. The research conducted by Lloyds Bank has found that first timers in investment properties are finding it difficult to sell their property this year amid concerns about the economy. Those stuck in their first investment properties have hope as the latest figures show that the market is looking up. It means the first timers or young families can now move up the property ladder, try for their secondary property and expand their portfolio through investment properties.

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Chinese direct investment in US, Europe double in 2016

Chinese direct investment

Combined Chinese direct investment in North America and Europe more than doubled in 2016 as China’s economy grew rapidly and continued its transition to a new growth model, says a report.

China’s foreign direct investment in the two regions rose a combined total of 130 per cent from 2015 to a new record of about US$94.2 billion (£75.30 billion), said a report released by international law firm Baker McKenzie.

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Massive protests ahead of Trump’s oath taking ceremony

Trump

On the eve of the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States, thousands of protesters took to the streets and held protest outside the Trump Tower in New York City.

Protestors included American actor Robert De Niro, American documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, American actor, writer, producer and comedian Alec Baldwin and New York Mayor Bill De Blasio.

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Travel fears amid airport and pilot strikes

British Airways

Airport staff, British Airways cabin crew and Virgin Atlantic pilots are among the latest workers set to strike over the festive period.

More than 1,500 check-in staff, baggage handlers and cargo crew at 18 airports who are employed by Swissport and members of the Unite union will strike first, for 48 hours from 23 December.

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Gold plunges, losses may accelerate

Gold

Gold has plunged over 11 per cent in the weeks since the U.S. election, and the losses will accelerate, according to some.

After briefly rising above $1,375 (£1,101.10) per troy ounce in early July, gold has given back nearly all of its gains on the year. At its Thursday lows of $1,124 (£900.10), gold was just 5.6 percentage points — $64 (£51.25) — away from wiping out all its gains on the year.

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Christmas travel chaos for Britain

Christmas travel

The curse of 2016 for Britain does not seem to end as industrial action planned by a number of organisations could cause widespread disruption of services and chaos across the UK. The festive times are threatened by pilots, postal workers and airport staff as well as wide-scale disruption to the rail service caused by planned engineering works.

Unite staff will walk out “as a last resort” a spokesperson for the union said.

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