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My focus is predominantly on the world’s financial markets. As a former female stock broker, I was once a rare breed indeed in what is still a predominantly male-dominated industry. I serve on the board of one of the largest brokerage houses on Wall Street. I’ve lived in New York for 25 years and divide my time between writing for Money International and nurturing young talent in females interested in entering the industry.
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Bitcoin Takes Another Dive As Price Crashes To $9,500

Cryptocurrency has taken a bashing again - and much of the problem was self-inflicted. The price of Bitcoin has tumbled after flirting within grasp of a new year high of $14,000. The exchange rate is now...
Woodford Says Sorry To Investors For Suspended Fund

Woodford Says Sorry To Investors For Suspended Fund

Multi billion pound fund manager Neil Woodford has said sorry to thousands of investors who have their money trapped in his suspended LF Woodford Equity Income Fund. The fund was suspended a few days ago...
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Global House Price Inflation Drops By Nearly A Third In A Year

Average global house prices rose by 4.5% last year - dropping from 7% a year earlier, according to new data. The latest house price rankings show a big about turn, with every Chinese city except...

Cash Rich Investors Look For Right Moment To Pounce

Investors have a pile of cash and are keen to find the right opportunities to invest, according to a new study. More than 3,600 investors and entrepreneurs worldwide were quizzed about their investment plans for...
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Playing The Game Of Life To Predict Your Pension Needs

How much money you need to fund a comfortable retirement is the question most of us would like answered. After all, having a definite figure to aim for would make saving a lot easier. But we...

What Are Your Rights If A Flight Is Cancelled?

What are your rights to a refund if an airline cancels your flight before you are due to go on the trip? Thousands of expats face this dilemma as budget airline Ryanair axes thousands of...

Brexit Countdown Ticks On As No Deal Beckons

The Brexit countdown is ticking away despite the lack of action in Westminster - and with three weeks to go, a no deal split looks on the cards. MPs just cannot stop squabbling about how...

Landlords Leave Students In Damp Homes Infested By Rats

Landlords are accused of ignoring complaints from thousands of students live in horrid homes infested by rats. The shocking revelation comes from a report by the National Union of Students that asked more than 2,000...

Has The Price Of Bitcoin Bottomed Out Yet?

Bitcoin is slowly slithering down in value after reaching a record high of almost $20,000 a year ago. The markets have wiped another 3.5% of the leading cryptocurrency’s value, sending the price down to $3,360...

What’s Best For Savers – A Pension Or ISA?

If you have some extra cash savings ready for investing at the end of the financial year, what’s best – a pension or an ISA? Both offer tax-efficient saving, but deciding which one offers the...

Google Does A U-Turn Over Crypto Exchange Ads

Google is the latest internet giant to make a U-turn by overturning an advertising ban on cryptocurrency exchanges. The search goliath joined Facebook and Twitter earlier in the year with a blanket ban on cryptocurrency...

Saudi Production Cuts Trigger Oil Price Rise

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia triggered a price rise by announcing a cut in production from December. The key Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) player is turning the tap off on 500,000 barrels...

Petition Protesters Want Annuity Change In Budget 2018

A pressure group wants Chancellor Phillip Hammond to cash in their poor-performing annuities as part of his Autumn Budget 2018. Hammond is due to announce his Budget in Parliament on October 29. Lobbyists Your Pension, Your...

Singapore Is Top World City For Expats

Singapore has been crowned the favourite city for expats for the fourth time in a row. The Expat Explorer survey from HSBC Bank claims the city state ticks most of the boxes on every expat’s...

Who’s Winning The Digital V Hard Currency Battle In 2018?

The investment return on Bitcoin has outstripped the yield of three major currencies this year, according to new data. Bitcoin was not the only cryptocurrency champion - EOS won over 11 currencies and VeChain performed...

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