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The World In A Week – Much Of The Same

Politics, trade wars and mixed data took up headlines last week. Away from politics in the US and Europe, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy party won 85% of seats at the local elections, more than trebling the number of seats that they won in 2015. Turnout was also significantly higher at 71%, up from 47% in 2015….

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The World In A Week

The World In A Week – Pavlov’s Dogs

Last week gave us nothing new to ruminate on; it was a week of recycling the same political stories of trade deals, impeachments and elections. The stock markets around the world reacted favourably to constructive discussions around the ‘phase one’ trade deal between the US and China.  We find It interesting to note how the…

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7 Things That Could Slow Down Buying A Property

Buying a property can be a slow and frustrating process at times. Understanding when these obstacles might occur could help you minimise them and speed the process up. Buying a property can feel like a marathon. If you’re hoping to move in quickly it can seem as though everything moves incredibly slowly, from waiting for…

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Financial Bias: How Caution Could Be Affecting Your Future

Research has highlighted how being cautious with pension investment can be as damaging as taking too much risk. In some cases, a cautious approach is appropriate. But, in others, it’ll be the result of subconscious financial bias affecting the decisions we make. Research from Cass Business School found women are more risk-averse than men. It’s…

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The World In A Week - 18 Nov 2019

The World In A Week – Never A Dull Moment

While violent clashes and political rhetoric filled the airwaves last week, markets were considerably more sedate. The Pound Sterling rose against all major global currencies. It appears the markets prefer the possibilities of a Conservative majority government as indicated in the polls to a hung parliament or Corbyn government. This left global equity indices marginally…

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The World In A Week

The World In A Week – Is This The Beginning Of The End?

The election machines for the main political parties rolled into action last week, and with just 31 days until the general election, politicians are keen to get their messages across, while taking carefully worded pot-shots at the opposition. This meant that Parliament was officially dissolved on Tuesday so electioneering could commence the following day.  However,…

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