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The British government has warned expats and business travellers against going to Libya due to a violent power struggle between war lords vying for control of the country. All British expats and visitors have been urged to leave immediately. The British Embassy in Tripoli is closed and no consular assistance is...
British retirement savers are more likely to access their pensions early than workers in Europe, but tend to work longer into their later years. Research by the European Commission shows the average British worker starts drawing a pension when they are 58 years old – but one in five are...
Theresa May's embarrassing 'dementia tax' U-turn shows that even politicians and experts make mistakes with financial planning. The principle was to make the people using the service pay for their long term care by having a day of reckoning with the government as well as a higher authority on death. The...
Bank of England figures show the British public has been withdrawing money from long-term savings accounts at the fastest rate since the 1970s. In the most dramatic evidence yet that people are under pressure from the UK’s rising living costs, GBP 23 billion was taken out of long term savings...
It’s time ditch any £50 or 500 Euro bank notes stashed under the mattress as governments move to scrap larger denomination bank notes. Both the Bank of England and European Central Bank (ECB) are considering withdrawing the notes from circulation. Police call the notes the ‘currency of choice’ for money laundering,...
Danny Alexander, the Chief Treasury Secretary, told the UK’s business leaders: “Underground, overground, on-shore, offshore, wired or wireless, tarmac or train track. You name it, we’re building it.” The sentiment was expressed as the UK Government unveils its latest National Infrastructure Plan (NIP), which outlines the infrastructure spending strategy for...

Woman on Board

A report released earlier this week shows new figures of women in executive positions in FTSE 100 companies. The report called “Women on Boards” has many celebrating the progress that most companies have made in appointing women to high ranking positions in successful businesses. ‘Women on Boards’ pointed out that 94...

Airbus vs. Boeing 2013

The numbers are out on one of the most expensive industries in modern day, airplanes. Boeing and Airbus are the biggest manufacturers of planes, which also makes them the biggest rivals. According to the European aerospace conglomerate, Airbus made a record breaking number of orders and deliveries in 2013 and they...
Last week BlackBerry, the company best known for its instant messaging application BBM, announced that they will be dramatically downsizing. Due to much lower-than-expected sales of their BlackBerry Z10, the company is anticipating a loss close to $1 billion for their second quarter. The Z10 did not even sell 3...
The massive health gap currently witnessed between the world’s rich and poor nations could be eradicated by 2035, leading health experts have reported. Prompted by the 20th anniversary of the 1993 World Development Report, the Global health 2035: a world converging within a generation report sought to determine the feasibility...
Directors of three companies that scammed investors out of more than £3.5 million with bogus claims about the value of diamonds they were selling have been banned from running companies for more than 40 years between them. The trio all agreed to give an undertaking not to take on the...
The size of the labour force in Hong Kong is inevitably shrinking due to rapidly ageing staff. In an attempt to curb this trend, Hong Kong lawmakers are encouraging more women to begin seeking full time jobs. For the past 10 years, the participation of women in the workforce has never...
Brexit takes the lead in the latest market moves as the FTSE slumped on news that talks between Britain and the EU are deadlocked. Neither side can agree a deal that presents the withdrawal agreement in a way MPs feel they can support, bringing fears of a No Deal exit...
Some interesting times are ahead for savers as the Bank of England gets set to ratchet up rates. Bank governor Mark Carney has hinted that he expects interest rates to settle between 2% and 3% by 2017. The likelihood is rates will not move until after next year’s General Election. However future...
The economies of the Asia Pacific are booming so quickly that within 15 years more than two thirds of the world’s middle class will live in the region, according to new research. In contrast, Europe’s proportion of the global middle class population will drop by 14%. The figures are revealed in...