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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.
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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...

How Does You Tax Rate With Workers In Other Leading Economies?

Paying tax is more taxing in some leading economies than others, according to data released by the Organisation of Economic Development and Co-operation. The OECD is a talking shop for the world’s 35 leading economies,...

Expats Win Brexit Legal Challenge To Safeguard Their Rights

British expats living in Europe have won the right to mount a legal challenge to argue that the EU cannot take their rights away after Brexit. Five expats living in The Netherlands had asked a...

Millions Still To File Tax Returns Only Days From Deadline

Around 3.6 million people are still to file their personal tax returns - even though the deadline is just a few days away. HM Revenue & Customs says they are expecting the returns and tax...

HMRC Targets Expat Landlords In New Tax Crackdown

The tax man wants to target expat landlords with a new crackdown on avoidance. Revealing a new policy to shrink the black economy, HM Revenue & Customs has made clear landlords are in their cross...

IRS Wants To Tax Millions Of Bitcoin Trades

American Bitcoin traders are in the sights of the Internal Revenue Service for failing to report their trading gains. The IRS considers tax on a large share of up to $150 billion of Bitcoin trades...

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