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Making a Murderer – a lesson in PR?

08 Feb 2016
Making a Murderer – a lesson in PR?
**Warning this post contains spoilers** Account director Cat Ommanney writes about the PR lessons be learnt from the real-life crime documentary from Netflix.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 8 February 2016

08 Feb 2016
Global Markets Update - Monday 8 February 2016
The FTSE 100 lost 3.9% over the week. The Bank of England cut its forecast for economic growth for 2016 from 2.5% to 2.2%.

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FWD'S WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INVESTMENT AND INSURANCE NEWS - 05 February 2016

05 Feb 2016
FWD'S WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INVESTMENT AND INSURANCE NEWS - 05 February 2016
According to the European Securities and Markets Authority, nearly a sixth of equity funds in Europe have potentially been mis-sold to investors, raising the prospect of costly legal action and fines.

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Why does bad news travel fast?

02 Feb 2016
Why does bad news travel fast?
So far 2016 has not been a year for good news. War, terrorism, political unrest, the migrant crisis, they dominate headlines around the world.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 1 February 2016

01 Feb 2016
Global Markets Update - Monday 1 February 2016
Global stockmarkets rallied following a surprise move from the Bank of Japan, which implemented negative interest rates. The move sparked a rally in the US dollar.

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FWD'S WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INVESTMENT AND INSURANCE NEWS - 28 JANUARY 2016

28 Jan 2016
FWD'S WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INVESTMENT AND INSURANCE NEWS - 28 JANUARY 2016
Investors are deserting emerging market bonds at the fastest rate on record. Data shows that new net investment into EM foreign-currency bonds was negative by $79.6bn in the second half of last year, eclipsing the $57.2bn of outflows recorded in the second half of 2008. The figures are the latest to highlight EM financial market stress as investors worry about slowing EM growth.

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Research – sorting the fact from the fiction

25 Jan 2016
Research – sorting the fact from the fiction
It’s not very often that research is in the news; but this week we hit the headlines! FWD’s Mike Harmer explains the science behind the questions.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 25 January 2016

25 Jan 2016
Global Markets Update - Monday 25 January 2016
Another volatile week for global stockmarkets which initially fell into bear market territory (defined as a drop of 20% from the previous peak) before rallying amid hopes of more stimulus from the ECB and the Bank of Japan. The International Monetary Fund downgraded its forecast for global economic growth. It now expects economic activity to increase 3.4% this year followed by 3.6% in 2017.

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FWD's weekly roundup of investment and insurance news - 22 January 2016

22 Jan 2016
FWD's weekly roundup of investment and insurance news - 22 January 2016
Legg Mason has acquired two alternative investment companies, EnTrust Capital and Clarion Partners, as well as taking a stake in Precidian Investments, which specialises in ETF solutions. The new firms add to Legg Mason's range of alternatives capabilities.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 18 January 2016

18 Jan 2016
Global Markets Update - Monday 18 January 2016
With the 40-year sanctions against Iran due to be lifted on Sunday 17th January, oil fell to a 12-year low of below $30 a barrel. Oil companies continued to announce cuts in jobs and spending. After a weak start to the year, global stockmarkets lost more ground over the week, but safe havens, such as high quality bonds, rallied.

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