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Data from economies around the world indicate business output and confidence could be slowing. Read on to find out what influenced the investment market in July 2023.

Despite some data suggesting there could be a downturn in some areas, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lifted its global growth forecast for 2023. The organisation now expects the global economy to grow by 3%, up from its previous prediction of 2.8%.

Globally, both households and businesses could face pressure as energy

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It can be difficult not to let your emotions influence the decisions you make. When investing, emotional decision-making could be harming your portfolio’s performance and your ability to reach your goals.

While you try to make investment decisions based on logic and facts, it can be easy for emotions, from fear to excitement, to play a role at times. And a survey of financial advisers reveals it could be costing you more than you think.

According to a report in

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Brits are struggling with financial jargon and aren’t sure where to start with investing. It could mean some people are missing out on opportunities to increase their wealth.

A survey from Lloyds Bank found that 50% of Brits say they were scared of investing. Furthermore, 38% say financial jargon is baffling.

Misunderstanding common financial terms could lead some people to make decisions that aren’t right for them.

Despite dominating the headlines over the last year, 3 in

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Visiting the supermarket to pick up a few items or do your weekly shopping is so common it can be difficult to imagine life without this convenience. Yet, it wasn’t too long ago that the first supermarket was opening its doors in the UK. And looking back offers an interesting insight into how money and shopping habits have changed.

The London Co-operative Society opened its doors for the first time in 1948.

It offered a very different service to other

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For many people, their pension is a crucial part of their retirement plan. With Pension Awareness 2023 starting on 11 September, it’s the perfect time to learn more about your pension savings.

Despite pensions often being essential for reaching retirement goals, a survey suggests many savers lack pension knowledge and don’t plan to seek support.

According to a report in FTAdviser, 31% of savers either don’t know where to go for retirement advice or won’t accept support.

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