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Freshly squeezed Apple


‘Creative’ tax planning is all the rage these days as multinational corporations run rings around national jurisdictions spiriting profits and liabilities through the shadows, loopholes to stay just about on the right side of the letter of the law, if not the spirit of it. They are all up to ... Read More »

Rocks and hard places

"Rock, Hard Place" Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky.

  “Brexit means Brexit” were the no nonsense, impossible to misinterpret words of Theresa May Britain’s new Prime minister, who incidentally campaigned for the UK to remain part of the European Union. By coincidence they were also the words spoken, more or less, by Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande, Jean-Claude Juncker, ... Read More »

Crossed wires


  Study reveals that half of UK adults misunderstand new pension rules.     Research by The Wisdom Council* reveals that a significantly high percentage of UK adults misunderstand their options at retirement.   The study, carried out on behalf of St. James’s Place, aimed to understand how attitudes have ... Read More »

Shipwreck goods under Spanish Law


During the years of the Spanish colonial splendor between  the XVI till the beginning of the XVIII centuries there were many Spanish cargo and armada ships attacked and sunk by rival enemy crafts and pirates.  Hundreds of years later new legal battles between different jurisdictions and with big amounts of ... Read More »

Turning point


The referendum result was prologue and a new chapter awaits. It is undoubtedly a significant decision, with ramifications for the UK, the EU and the wider world. The UK prime minister has already given notice that he will step down by October to allow new leadership to negotiate the UK’s ... Read More »

Where now for exchange rates?

File photo dated 18/12/08 of a one Euro coin and a one pound coin. The pound's relentless slide towards parity with the euro picked up pace today after it plunged to another record low against the single European currency. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday December 29, 2008. See PA story CITY Pound. Photo credit should read: Martin Keene/PA Wire

Well that was a month! And as far as the UK referendum is concerned, not the outcome many expected. The initial impact was felt around the globe as our European neighbours and economies worldwide woke up to the news that the UK population had set the country on the rocky ... Read More »

Population Prices

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Changing demography is altering the outlook across a range of sectors, with implications for investors.   Since the middle of the last century, the world has seen a population boom, and some of the impacts are only now being felt in financial assets, including equities.   The ‘baby boomers’ of ... Read More »