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Justice seems to be catching up with Italy’s most controversial – and yet one of the most popular – politicians in the country’s history. Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been ejected from Italy’s senate after a successful conviction for tax fraud. His seat was stripped after a vote of 192...
Air France pilots are due to walk out for a week from Monday, leaving hundreds of cancelled flights in strike action that could cost the airline up to £12 million in lost business. Just how bad the strike will affect the airline is unknown, as under French labour laws, any...
Governments and public opinion can be worlds apart in the way the view the same topics. Donald Trump's USA and ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia are good examples. Sometimes it seems the rest of the world has united against The States as Trump tries to stop what he considers undesirables from entering the...
Global private wealth increased by 7.8% to a massive $135.5 trillion in 2012 – following a trend set by the previous two years. In 2010, the amount grew by 3.6%, and then the rate of growth doubled in 2011 to 7.3%, before slowing again last year. By region, the figures were: North...

German After-hours Work Ban

In a surprise move by the German government, guidelines have been released stating protocol on working outside of office hours for ministry officials. This is not the first initiative of the sort seen out of Germany, large corporations such as Puma, BMW and Volkswagen have used methods to stop their...
The size of the labour force in Hong Kong is inevitably shrinking due to rapidly ageing staff. In an attempt to curb this trend, Hong Kong lawmakers are encouraging more women to begin seeking full time jobs. For the past 10 years, the participation of women in the workforce has never...
Around a quarter of expats and holidaymakers driving around Europe fail to gear up about motoring laws while they are overseas, according to new research. Car insurer Aviva says many drivers do not realise that the rules of the road are different in every country – and that they must...
President Vladimir Putin is playing Russian roulette with the country’s economy in his cat-and-mouse game over sanctions, claim investment experts. Putin has barred food and agricultural imports from the US and European Union following rounds of sanctions imposed by Western states over the Russian backing of the militant uprising in...
Shocking revelations showing how insider traders manipulate the markets and the press have come to light at a trial in London. The City’s biggest and most expensive insider trading investigation took eight years and £14 million to bring to trial. Operation Tabernula ended after the 14-week trial at Southwark Crown Court...
British expats are snubbing efforts to get them to vote in elections back home, according to a report by the Electoral Commission. A campaign urging expats to sign up to vote for the May 2014 European and local elections in the UK failed with just 7,000 taking the opportunity to...
Plunging oil prices have led Saudi Arabia to start withdrawing billions of pounds from international banks and financial markets to plug a record budget deficit. Saudi Arabia vies with the USA and Russia as the world’s biggest oil producer – each produces around nine to 10 billion barrels of crude...
House prices around the world increased in most countries last year, according to the latest statistics from the International Monetary Fund. Prices are tracked in 64 countries – with home values going up in 51. Leading the table were Qatar (up 15.5%); New Zealand (15%) and Hong Kong (14.1%) Other nations with...
Savers approaching retirement are ignoring austerity pleas from the government and leading a massive spending spree. Britain’s economic revival is giving the over 55s renewed confidence in their spending power, says new research by financial firm Aviva. As a result, their monthly spend of an average £846 a month has increased...
Expats in culture shock when moving countries need more help to cope with the stress of relocating, claims a new report. As country-hopping for work becomes a lifestyle choice for a new class of professional international workers, more people need advice and support when they change jobs, says the study...
All three of the major UK political party leaders say that a pay rise is the last thing that should be happening at the moment, however, Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority disagree. The watchdog has recommended an 11% pay raise for the Members of Parliament increasing their annual income to 74,000...