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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.

Bitcoin Rate Plummets After Surging To A New High

The value of virtual currency Bitcoin is bouncing around trying to find a new level after hitting a new high. Over the past two weeks, the currency exchange rate climbed a massive 40% to hit...

Banks Besieged As Venezuela Pulls 100 Bolivar Bills

Black market spivs and organised crime gangs are the target of pulling millions of currency notes out of circulation in Venezuela. With inflation so high that the government has stopped recording the statistics, a 100...

Get Ready For Black Friday And Cyber Monday Bargains

Shoppers are getting ready to bag some online bargains as retailers slash prices as the annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales approach. A host of deals are expected across the board and some stores,...

Gender Gap Won’t Close For Another 70 Years

After decades of striving for equal rights, women will still have to endure almost a century as second best. The World Economic Forum had previously forecast the gender gap would close by 2015, but this...

Content Is King – As $85 Billion Bid For Time-Warner Shows

American communications giant AT&T has just lifted a corner and shone a light on a key sector for investors to exploit. Content is king is an old adage, but it proves to be true time...

Business Angels Stake £225m To Back Growing Companies

Business angel investors have delivered millions of pounds of investment to fledgling businesses through venture capital trusts. Entrepreneurs have picked up £225 million from a funding lifeline of investors willing to stake their cash against...

Hedging Retirement Income Against Inflation

As inflation in Britain and across Europe ticks up and the Pound weakens, expats on flat retirement incomes can see their spending power dropping away. Although the changes are small and largely accounted for by...

Brexit And Article 50 Explained For Expats

Britain is leaving the European Union and the treaty agreement that triggers the official departure is Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – but how does this work? Article 50 works a little like a...

Costing The Price Of Living Overseas For Expat Workers

Expats thinking about a new assignment can access key cost of living information about more than 200 global cities to help in negotiating salaries and expenses. A new online interactive guide from human resources firm...

Celebrity Cases Spook Taxpayers From Taking Legal Advice

Wealth managers claim the government’s campaign to outlaw aggressive avoidance is frightening ordinary taxpayers from taking legal tax planning advice. Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne have criticised taxpayers for their involvement in...

More Workplace Pension Tinkering On The Way

Yet more pension tinkering is on the way with a new bill aimed at safeguarding workers who have retirement savings stuck in risky master trusts. Millions of workers are saving into pensions run by a...

Sky’s No Limit For Meteorite Collectors

The sky’s no limit to buyers of meteorites that have fallen to earth queuing up to bid at a specialist auction. After hurtling billions of miles across space and surviving the burn-up of entering the...

Singapore Is World’s Most Expensive Place To Live

Singapore is the most expensive place to live in the world for the third year running – but the gap between rivals for the title is closing. Zurich, Switzerland, and Hong Kong both tied for...

Why Letting On Airbnb Could Cost You Your Home

Expats renting out homes in Britain on short term lets through web sites like AirBnB face lenders hiking up their mortgages and even calling in the loans. A survey of mortgage lenders found that only...

Expats Votes Wanted For EU Referendum 2016

British expats are urged to sign up to vote in the forthcoming UK referendum on whether the nation should stay in the European Union. The Electoral Commission wants as many expats as possible to sign...

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