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A market research company, Kantar Worldpanel, has recently released a study on market shares of supermarkets in the UK. 3 of the ‘Big 4’, Tesco, Asda and Morrison’s, have lost a percentage of their market share according to this study. The only supermarket that did not is Sainsbury’s whose percentage...
Showing a return of faith in the Italian economy, consumer confidence in the nation has reached a two year high. As many other nations in Europe, the economy in Italy has begun steadily improving since the recession. The confidence index has increased by almost 4 points since August. Istat, the Italian...
Last week BlackBerry, the company best known for its instant messaging application BBM, announced that they will be dramatically downsizing. Due to much lower-than-expected sales of their BlackBerry Z10, the company is anticipating a loss close to $1 billion for their second quarter. The Z10 did not even sell 3...
On the first of October, Americans will begin signing up for medical cover through the Affordable Care Act. Those who would like the cover need to be signed up by the 15th of December in order to be covered at the start of 2014. The law, also known as Obamacare,...

QE Tapering Set to Begin

Quantitative Easing is a complex monetary policy that essentially involves pumping money into the economy. This method is used solely by central banks as it involves buying different financial assets from places such as commercial banks. This is done in order to stimulate the nation’s economy and in certain cases to...
Watch this space as electronics companies queue up to compete for a smartwatch that can link you to the web and run apps. Samsung is first out of the blocks with the Galaxy Gear, a small gadget that comes with different coloured wrist bands. The Galaxy Gear goes on sale from...
The world’s richest people are getting richer – and their fortunes increased by 10% last year alone, according to the latest World Wealth Report. The report reckons the world is richer than ever before – and the wealthiest are worth a combined US$46 trillion. What is even more remarkable is the...
$7 billion Ponzi scheme fraudster Allen Stanford is languishing in jail – but accountants are still trying to recover the cash for his many victims four years after the crimes came to light. The first $1 million is ready for distribution among the fraud victims, but while they poured hundreds...

US Economy Gaining Momentum

The US has greatly improved in a number of ways this past year and the government are now strongly considering tapering the Quantitative Easing program. The US market is more competitive than it has been in the past 4 years according to the ranking system of the World Economic Forum....
BRICS This Thursday global leaders are meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia for the G20 summit to discuss the future of international economies. Due to political tension many world leaders made statements indicating that the summit would only focus on economic concerns. As many of the BRICS economies have begun to slow down...
If you are an expat banking on placing your savings offshore, then your financial options are reducing. The stricken Co-operative Bank is shutting the doors to offshore account holders as part of a slimming exercise to cut costs. This is in the wake of the Bank of Ireland announcing closure within...
If you are fed up with silent calls or legal claims firms promising to give early access to pension funds or offer compensation for missold insurance, then you could make some money out of them. Pension liberation or unlocking has been responsible for millions of cold calls and spam texts...
Abu Dhabi’s deadline for 20,000 public sector workers to move to the emirate has passed, creating a new demand for upmarket housing. The United Arab Emirate state’s government decreed all public sector workers must live in the emirate rather than opt to commute from nearby Dubai. Many opted to live in...
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...
Civil unrest across the Middle East and North Africa has resulted in the highest jobless rate across the world. An average 28% of men and women across the region are underemployed – with 9% of those only in part time work and are looking for jobs offering more hours. The lowest...