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Against what it sees as a bleak backdrop for the global economy, the trust favours groups offering good value, like Singapore Telecom

Mark Dampier: What price equities when cost cutting does nothing for profits?

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Questions of Cash: Why was my case ignored by My Civil Service Pension?

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Donald MacInnes: We'll spend £227,000 raising our baby, not counting the therapy

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Derek Pain: Down in the bowling alley, it's all about a strike for Essenden

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Money alert: The battle continues against BT's unfair caller display charges

Reader Stuart Baker got his money back after a month of to-ing and fro-ing

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Questions of Cash: I ended the call but the line stayed open. BT charged me for six days

Q. I connected to a conference call through my home BT line. I hung up at the end of the call, but the line connection did not close. The next day I realised and informed BT – but it took five days to close the connection.

'It will be no wonder if people lack the enthusiasm to save taxfree,' says one expert. But there are ways to beat low rates on cash Isas

How to make the most of Isas: You can save more money now, the returns are tax-free and the rules are flexible

Rob Griffin sees how you can surmount the one big obstacle

Donald MacInnes: The MP, the wreath and the real cost of remembrance

If she keeps her promises, I'm assuming the Rotherham MP Sarah Champion will have paid back the £17 she claimed from the public purse to pay for a Remembrance Day poppy wreath.

The glass is looking half-empty at Stock Spirits

Derek Pain: It's farewell to Alkane, as Interserve takes its place

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