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The Most Popular Country To Live And Work Is?

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Expats have voted for their favourite destinations in a new global survey – and the US is the firm favourite while China languishes near the bottom. America topped two surveys out in the same week with the first, by pollsters Gallup, asking people around the world where they would love to live if given the … Read more

Core business generates £100m cash pile for Apple

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iPhone maker Apple is handing back £39 billion to shareholders via a share buyback scheme. The massive hand out shouldn’t hurt the company too much since it has around £94 billion in cash stashed in the bank. The company is also aiming to raise dividends by 15%. There’s been an increasingly vocal campaign from shareholders … Read more

Prosecutions Up 53% As Tax Man Gets Tough On Fraud

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Prosecutions for tax dodging jumped by more than half last year as HM Revenue and Customs stepped up the drive against fraud. As a result, lawyers are warning taxpayers and businesses to put their finances in order to avoid HMRC prying in to their affairs. Figures released by HMRC show 240 taxpayers and businesses were … Read more

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Savers Need To Take Control Of Their Pensions

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Retirement savers are failing to review their pension plans and are not saving enough to fund their later years, according to new research. Around 14% of British savers with private pensions have not bothered looking at the performance of their plan in the last three years, says a survey by Duncan Lawrie Private Bank. Around … Read more

Asian Economies Dig In For Currency War

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They said it wouldn’t happen, but now economic analysts say there is a currency war in progress. The issue is that Japan has begun to devalue the yen in a bid to make exports cheaper, which in turn will help boost its flagging economy and boost its GDP. Though like most things in life there … Read more