Financial Planning, Property

Owning Property vs Regular Saving

14 Jul , 2015  

Property Purchasing for Retirement

Have you ever heard the term, “safe as houses”? This is exactly how many would describe their attitude towards property investment. That it’s the safest haven for your money, and an appropriate platform to shelter long-term savings. To be fair, property can often be a fantastic investment. Owning large quantities of property, mortgage free, in […]

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Analysis, Financial Planning, Politics

What the UK Election Result Means for Expats

20 May , 2015  

London Great Britain

As the Queen confirmed David Cameron’s second term as Prime Minister of the UK, the cloud of political and financial uncertainty lifted, and investors are now hoping to reap the benefits. In the housing industry, expats who have invested in UK property should start to see a more aggressive rise in prices. With no threat […]

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Analysis, General, Market Watch

Business Events in Review from TWM

9 Apr , 2015  

Worldwide Business Events

March 1st- 7th • In a big victory for the City of London, a court in the European Union overturned a decision by the European Central Bank that would have forced clearing houses to relocate their euro-denominated business to within the euro zone. • Actavis, a drugs company, issued $21 billion in bonds, making it […]


Explained, General, Market Watch

Political Events in Review from TWM

8 Apr , 2015  

Political Events in Review

March 1st – 7th • Thousands of Russians attended the funeral of Boris Nemtsov, an opposition politician who was murdered in Moscow two days before he was due to take part in a rally to protest against the war in Ukraine. • The leader of Turkey’s Kurdish rebels, Abdullah Ocalan, called on his Kurdistan Workers’ Party […]

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Market Watch

Eurozone Growth Forecast Increased

6 Mar , 2015  

Euro Money

There is good news coming out of Europe for a change as The European Central Bank has raised this year’s growth forecast for the Eurozone. The growth forecast has grown from 1% to 1.5% for the year ahead. The ECB has also said that it will begin its quantitative easing programme next week that was […]

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Analysis, Market Watch

US Growth Slower Than First Thought

2 Mar , 2015  

American Economy

The US economy slowed down more than first thought at the end of 2014 according to revised official figures. The Commerce Department initially estimated growth at 2.6% between October and December but the most recent estimate is that the world’s largest economy grew at an annual pace of 2.2% during that period. The revised figure […]


Market Watch

Wall Street Slumps And They Are Not Alone

15 Jan , 2015   Video

A fall in US retail sales, disappointing company results and falling commodity prices have seen stocks on Wall Street suffer as investors react. Retail sales were down 0.9% in December which is far worse than analysts expected. Shares in JP Morgan and Wells Fargo have slipped due to disappointing fourth quarter profits. In the back […]

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Market Watch

Growth Prediction Cut by World Bank

14 Jan , 2015  

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The forecast for global growth has been cut by The World Bank as it warns that the US cannot drive economic recovery alone. In June, the bank forecast 3.4% growth this year and 3.5% next year, however they have revised those figures in the latest report to 3% for this year and 3.3% next year. […]

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Analysis, Financial Planning

Women: Better educated, but paid less

19 Dec , 2014  


Having attended the final Network Girls HCMC event of the year last night, I was reminded what a wonderful experience it is to a professional woman working overseas. It is an honour and privilege to have had a good education, and be able to travel freely around the world because of it. I perhaps take […]

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Market Watch

Swiss Banks To Introduce Negative Interest Rates

19 Dec , 2014  

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Switzerland, the world’s safe haven, will bring in a negative interest rate in an attempt to cut the value of large sums of money left in the country. Switzerland’s National Bank (SNB) is imposing a rate of minus 0.25% on “sight deposits” – a form of instant access account which contains more than 10m Swiss […]

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Market Watch

New Plans To Save The Russian Rouble

18 Dec , 2014  

New measures are being put in place in Russia to try and stabilise the rouble or at least try to stem its recent slump against the dollar. If necessary, the central bank plans to provide additional capital to Russia’s banks and financial companies. There are also plans to hold more foreign exchange auctions if required. […]

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Market Watch Sold to Swiss Firm

17 Dec , 2014  

Swiss travel firm Bravofly Rumbo are now the proud owners of a success story from the boom in 2000. The online travel booking service, founded by Martha Lane Fox and Brent Hoberman in October 1998, was sold by US tech firm Sabre Holdings in 2005 in a deal valuing the company at £577m. […]

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