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I began covering the global markets as a freelance writer in Dubai at the precise moment that half of the Emirate were forced to down tools and get the first plane home. It was, to say the least, an interesting time. I have witnessed the Middle East financially fold and somehow come back from the brink and I’m still here six years later. I look at the Asian, US and European markets too and provide analysis and thought on developments as they happen.

Crypto Platform Slammed For Misleading Advertising

Crypto-derivatives trading platform BitMEX published misleading advertising in a leading UK newspaper with a graph showing exaggerated returns from investing in Bitcoin. Consumer watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ordered the exchange not to publish...
Austria

Best And Worst Cities To Live For Expats

The Syrian capital of Damascus is rated the worst place to live in after suffering from years of civil war, according to a new global survey. The city scored a measly 30.7 points out of...
watch dog

Watchdog Plans UK Ban On Crypto Derivatives

City regulators are proposing a ban on selling investors derivatives and exchange traded notes based on cryptocurrency. The Financial Conduct Authority believes consumers fail to understand the risks of the market. A damning analysis fears investors...
risk reward

Men Take More Risks With Their Money Than Women

Men are more likely to take risks when investing their money than women, who are much more conservative with their cash. One in four men will invest any spare cash they have in riskier investments,...
taxes

We All Worked 149 Days This Year Just To Pay Our Tax Bills

Taxpayers worked 149 days in 2019 just to earn enough to pay their taxes - but from May 30 onwards, all the money they earn belongs to them. This was the latest date Tax Freedom...
music

Music That Shapes Your Life Shapes Your Savings, Too

The music that shaped your life also influences the way you save, according to new research from a leading bank. If you were around when the Beatles were topping the charts, the likelihood is your...

New Offshore Tax Avoidance Warning As Data Sharing Starts

The net is closing on expats and taxpayers with offshore accounts and investments who have not declared their interests to the tax man. Financial advisers who has referred a client to an overseas financial institution...

£5 Billion Pension Raw Deal For Women In Divorce

Retirement is often a financial mess for women who save less and are short-changed in divorce deals. Fewer women have retirement savings – half against six out of 10 men, while a quarter of women...

Where Are The Healthiest Places For Expats To Live?

Britain’s favourite expat destination has topped the world rankings as the world’s healthiest country. The Mediterranean sunshine hotspot of Spain toppled the previous winner Italy into second place in a study of 169 nations -...

Retirement Heralds A New Dawn Of Contentment

Stopping work is not about slowing down but the dawn of a new age of excitement for thousands of new retirees. Half of all retirees regard their golden years as the best time of their...

FBI Search For Victims Of $2.5 Billion Crypto Scam

The FBI is calling on cryptocurrency investors who lost billions of dollars in an initial coin offering scam to come forward. The Feds are investigating defunct cryptocurrency Bitconnect, which collapsed a year ago after the...

Why The $1m American Retirement Dream Is A Nightmare

British retirement savers get a lot of flak about not saving enough - but the Americans seem just as bad even though they typically earn more. The average US household aged between 55 and 61...

Pension Mistakes That Can Cost You Money

Retirement saving experts found that too many pension savers who do not consult a financial adviser have their money in cash. Around a third make this mistake, says the Financial Conduct Authority, which could cost...

How Well Are Workplace Pensions Really Performing?

The state of Britain’s workplace direct benefit pensions is getting better - or maybe not, depending on which firm’s figures you take. The figures are confusing because at least three different firms track the health...

Tax Havens Are Not All Villains, Claims Study

Offshore finance centres are not the hotbeds of tax evasion everyone seems to believe, according to a new study. Debunking myths about tax havens, think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs argues tax havens have...

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