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I am not a trader nor an Analyst by any means, but I know enough about the markets having worked in them for over 20 years plus. I live in London and constantly looking at the markets to see how they are doing, and the reason because I am share holder, wanting to see how my stock is doing, and... More
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  • England's Debt Crises

    Good Afternoon all,

    As you are all aware England had its first fiscal budget of the year yesterday, which was not a brilliant budget with soaring prices and cuts to our welfare system. The is worrying times as our debt currently stands at £ 1,152,654,000,000 and we are borrowing, billions by the day just to cover this how they think this will clear it I never know. Our government has just cut £11billion in spending cuts. Our national debts will rise to a whopping 85% of the UK wealth and we may see it reduced in 2018. How on earth are we going to do. Business with soaring price rises and our deficit is getting deeper and deeper in the red.

    It seems to me that although we still use our sovereign currency, the effects which are happening in Europe will happen here, I believe they already have our investment from abroad has slumped and we have also lost money in the euro. Abandon the euro is one theory, question is if that happens what will happens to all the countries that have vast stocks in Europe scary times ahead,

    Good day to you all.

    Mar 22 12:01 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Abolishing Stamp Duty From Listed AIM Share On London Stock Exchange

    21 March 2013

    Abolishing stamp duty on aim shares is a bold and decisive policy from Government

    - London Stock Exchange Group warmly welcomes abolition of stamp duty on AIM shares in 2013 Budget
    - Move will boost investment in growth market shares, and reduce cost of capital for UK's fast growing job-creating businesses

    The Chancellor's confirmation in yesterday's Budget that stamp duty will be abolished for companies quoted on growth markets, including London Stock Exchange's AIM, is a bold and decisive growth-orientated policy.

    The announcement sends a strong signal that London's equity markets are open for business, and will encourage growth businesses and entrepreneurs to use the public equity markets to build job-creating businesses of significant scale in the UK.

    Xavier Rolet, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group said:

    "This is fantastic news for the UK's small and medium size businesses. As engines of economic growth, these are the job-creators of tomorrow and the pathway to our prosperity. The Chancellor has put growth centre-stage and in abolishing stamp duty on AIM shares is helping to create an environment where these businesses can thrive."

    Removing stamp duty from UK growth markets will incentivise a wider set of investors to back high growth SMEs in the UK's real economy. Analysis shows that that abolishing stamp duty will reduce the cost of capital for SMEs by over 15 per cent, enabling firms already quoted on AIM to expand and create up to 26,000 new highly skilled jobs in innovative sectors such as IT, life sciences and green energy.

    Mar 22 11:14 AM | Link | Comment!
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