Let us start with the reasons to be cheerful about the US economy. The brightest star must be the housing market, where there are clear signs of a recovery.
Housing starts accelerated throughout 2012 culminating in December when they were up 12.1% from the previous month and 36.9% from a year ago. This is encouraging as it shows housing is now a tailwind...
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Multiple VCTs now less attractive
Last year's EU-influenced Budget brought the most significant changes to the VCT sector in over half a decade. Scott Longley asks industry specialists how the changes will affect them.
Hidden costs bite