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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.

Global Prime Rent Rises Grind To A Halt

Average rents for prime properties worldwide are standing still due to economic and political uncertainty. The prime global rental index for the third quarter of 2016 reported zero movement. This does not mean rents are not...

Is A Pension Transfer Right For You?

Financial advisers, City watchdogs and FTSE companies are all in a dither on whether workers should move their pensions out of a final salary pensions. Some say never, some say maybe and big companies are...

Over 65s At Mercy Of The Markets Without A Fixed Income

Thousands of over 65s are at the mercy of money market fluctuations as they have their income linked to stocks and shares. Although most investors aged over 65 years old consider they conservative investors who...

World’s Largest Pension Fund Struggles To Make Ends Meet

The world’s largest pension fund is cutting payments and warning that investment growth is set to fall. The California Public Employee Retirement Scheme – known as CALPERS – is struggling to maintain payments to retired...

Pension Bombshell Means Less In Retirement For Millions

A financial bombshell for millions of retirement savers is hidden away in the government’s latest pension consultation. Pensions Minister Richard Harrington explains he is looking at ways to safeguard pensions says his foreword in the...
Brexit

No Turning Back As May Finally Triggers Brexit

Theresa May is Britain’s second woman prime minister and the second not for turning after triggering Article 50 to take the country out of the European Union. Echoing Margaret Thatcher’s defiant ‘this lady’s not for...
Brexit

Brexit Update For Expats Living In The EU

The people at the new Department for Exiting the European Union(DExEU) have finally cleared up some of the confusion over Brexit. The DExEU has compiled a list of answers to frequently asked questions for expats,...

Bank Moves Signal Slide In Gold Price

Gold prices are sliding as investors look to move their money to take advantage of a hike in US interest rates later this year. Gold for December delivery has lost more than 3% of value...

Annuity Misselling Pay Outs Due For Thousands

Thousands of pensions missold annuities are due compensation following an investigation by financial watchdogs. The Financial Conduct Authority has identified at least 90,000 cases of pensioners in poor health who were sold annuities that pay...

New Saudi Laws For Marrying

Expats have to pass some astonishing strict new tests if they want to marry in Saudi Arabia. In a country with a notorious regime that severely represses the rights of women, the new rules make...

Why Speaking German Is Just The Job For Expats

The recent European Day of Languages probably passed most expats by without too much of a worry. But for job seekers, speaking a second language is a useful skill to have. Not all second languages are...

Rich Get Richer As Global Wealth Grows

Top earners benefit more from improving economic growth even though governments target tax and other financial incentives at the lowest paid. In the US, after-tax incomes for middle earners were up a fifth between 1979...
Lock and Key

Flexible Access And Expat QROPS Pensions

A Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) opens up a whole new world of pension freedoms for expats. British retirement savers already have the freedom to access their pension cash to spend as they wish...

New Tax Relief For Investors Creeps Under The Radar

A new capital gains tax break for investors staking cash in unlisted companies is creeping in under the radar. Investor Relief is a parting gift from former Chancellor George Osborne. The relief, which extends entrepreneur relief...

What Are The Best Performing Investments?

Investing offers no yellow brick road to riches – and new research by an investment firm reveals while diversifying is vital. The anecdotal belief is equities offer the best return over the long term, so...

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