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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 »

Red ensign but Spanish crew member. Labour aspects


It is quite common that our foreign flagged fleet in the Balearics employs Spanish nationals as crew members. In these cases we are often asked if there could be any complications or difficulties with the Administration (mainly with the Spanish Social Security and the Tax Authorities). The first thing we ... Read More »

Ride out the storm

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Evidence shows that holding your nerve during stormy market conditions can pay dividends for investors in the long run.   In 2013 – long before the latest bout of stock market turmoil – a team of behavioural economists at Barclays produced a paper with a highly intriguing title: Overcoming the ... Read More »

Premier FX : Boat Shows & Brexit

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  Well the Palma Boat and Superyacht show has come and gone, and once again it proved to be a big success. Good attendance figures are one such measure of success of course, but more importantly, how does that translate into success for the many exhibitors and visitors over the ... Read More »

The end of the age of oil?


Oil is running out, we all know this, today we are addicted to drilling it processing it and burning it. Without it, the lives that we have come to enjoy and rely on would not exist, and would never have existed. Like the coal that powered the industrial revolution, the ... Read More »