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Which markets will provide stock market success in 2013?

What markets will provide investment winners for 2013?

As we head into a New Year we take a look at the expert predictions for what areas will provide likely success in the stock market over the next 12 months.

President Obama's fiscal cliff deadline is looming

Markets fall back due to lack of progress on US fiscal cliff

The markets fell back yesterday as progress stalled on a deal to avert the US fiscal cliff but economists expect a basic deal to be hammered out before the deadline of New Year's Day.

Alleged former UBS rogue trader, Kweku Adoboli says he "lost control"

UBS rogue trader Kweku Adoboli accuses colleagues of lying

Kweku Adoboli, a former UBS trader who allegedly lost £1.4 billion and is charged with fraud and false accounting says his colleagues lied at his trial because they fear a powerful banking "machine".

An RBS trader says rate-rigging was condoned by the bank

Former RBS trader lifts lid on how Libor fixing worked

A former trader from the Royal Bank of Scotland says manipulation of Libor was condoned by the bank and that he and other traders have been made scapegoats.

RBS is to offer Direct Line in a float

RBS hopes for successful sale in Direct Line IPO float

The Royal Bank of Scotland is being forced to sell Direct Line as part of the rules imposed by European regulators as a consequence of its bailout.

A weekly guide to the stockmarket results to look out for

AGA Rangemaster sales hit by recession

AGA Rangemaster saw a 25 per cent fall in profit in the first six months of this year. Interim results from WPP & G4S are the focus next week in our investment round-up.

A new report warns that trust in the financial sector is at an all-time low

Kay report warns trust in financial sector at all-time low

A report published today by Professor John Kay from the London School of Economics warns that the number of intermediaries in the financial sector needs to reduce to regain the trust of the public.

JP Morgan Chase has announced losses of $5.8b stemming from a derivatives trading scandal

JP Morgan shares up despite tripling derivative losses to $5.8b

Shares in JP Morgan Chase rose despite announcing a tripling of losses associated with derivatives trading earlier this year.

Manchester United FC have applied for a $100m IPO on the New York Stock Exchange

Manchester United apply for IPO listing on New York Stock Exchange

Manchester United Football Club has applied for a $100m initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in a bid to reduce its debts.

Barclays shares fell by 15.5 per cent yesterday

RBS to follow Barclays as next bank fined over Libor scandal

RBS is likely to become the next bank fined by the Financial Services Authority over the manipulation of the Libor inter-bank swap rate.

Coca-Cola has announced a major investment plan for India

Coca-Cola plans £3b India investment to take on Pepsico

Despite its historical difficulties in establishing itself in the vital growing market of India, Coca-Cola has announced a £3b investment as it takes on rival Pepsico.

Kweku Adoboli has been granted conditional bail

UBS 'rogue' trader Kweku Adoboli granted bail

Kweku Adoboli who is accused of unauthorised trading that cost Swiss banking giant, UBS £1.4 billion has been granted bail following a hearing at Southwark Crown Court.

Facebook shares had a disappointing opening day's trading

Facebook shares flat after first day of trading

Shares in Facebook had to be rescued twice by underwriters to maintain their initial $38 valuation and closed at $38.23 in a faltering state for Facebook shares.

Facebook is going public in the second largest IPO in history

Facebook shares will cost $38 as company valued at $104bn

Social networking site Facebook has announced that it will offer around 420 million shares at $38 each valuing the firm at $104 billion.

Give me a dart and i'll show you what to do!

Can a monkey with a pin outperform investment experts?

Pete Comley, author of a new book called 'Monkey with a pin' explains his perspective on why so many investors fail to earn the returns they expect.

HSBC announced a fall in profits in the first quarter of 2012

HSBC profits down after revaluation of debt

HSBC has announced a 12 per cent fall in profits in the first quarter of 2012 after being hit with a $2.6 billion adverse debt revaluation.

Twins from the UK have been charged with fraud

British twins charged over $1.2m "Marl" stock fraud

Two twins from Whitley Bay have been charged with defrauding mainly US investors of $1.2m by using a fraudulent stock-picking robot.

Investment ISAs are one savings option

Investment Isas: What is the right balance for your portfolio? guides you through how to invest in an investment ISA. We'll show you what they are, what you should look for and the right balance of assets to have in your stocks and shares ISA.

Manchester United report a rise in revenue and fall in debt for the final six months of 2011

Manchester United report 12% rise in revenue and 13% fall in debt

Premier League champions Manchester United has published its financial results for the final six months of 2011 and report revenue rose from £156.m to £175m.

Invesco Perpetual has launched three new funds

Invesco Perpetual launch three new balanced funds

Invesco Perpetual have launched three new balanced funds focusing on equities, bonds and commodities that are designed to balance risk in different economic scenarios.

The technology sector is, on balance, growing, in tough times

Is now the time to invest in technology funds?

The UK and global technology sectors have outperformed many other investment markets in recent years helped by tax reliefs and changing consumer behaviour.

The S&P 500 US stock market index has recovered in recent weeks

US stock market recovers to near pre-Lehman levels

The main stock market index in the United States, the S&P 500 has recovered and is close to the trading levels seen before the financial crisis of 2008.

Alternative investments can provide investors with a tangible asset

Alternative investments can provide a real buzz as well as profit

Alternative investments can provide security of holding a physical asset, a sense of worth or even a hobby as well as profit and can also allow investors to bypass banks.

Tesco aims to make up lost ground in 2012

Tesco New Year promotions signal 2012 fightback

Tesco has begun 2012 with some strong promotions to help win back market share lost over Christmas. Tesco is also undergoing a boardroom shake-up as investors look for new ideas.

Yorkshire Building Society offers new Protected Capital Account

Yorkshire Building Society offers new Protected Capital Account

Yorkshire Building Society has announced the details of its new Protected Capital Account – Fixed Growth 6, which is linked to stock market performance.

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