News links for 8 February 2013
Rumor: Apple planning 'iPhone 5S' and new 5-inch 'iPhone 6' for 2013
"A new report out of the Far East claims Apple will release both an upgraded "iPhone 5S" as well as a new "iPhone 6" with a larger 5-inch screen this year.The details come from investment news service BrightWire, which cited a report out of Chinese mobile phone information site Laoyaoba.com. That source reportedly spotted two new iPhone models at Apple's suppliers."
BBC News - Long-term mortgage rates fall to record lows
"Interest rates on some new mortgages fixed for five years have fallen to the lowest levels on record.There are currently 16 lenders offering mortgage loans at less than 3%, if borrowers can put down large deposits.HSBC's internet lender First Direct has launched a new deal ...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.