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Above-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season Now Predicted!

Above-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season Now Predicted!

NOAA issued their scheduled update yesterday for its 2017 hurricane season outlook. Forecasters are now predicting a higher likelihood of an above-normal season, and they increased the predicted number of named storms and major hurricanes. The season has the potential to be extremely active, and could be the most active ... Read More »

Spanish Tax Amnesty declared illegal

Spanish Tax Amnesty declared illegal

The Spanish Constitutional Court has declared last 8th of June, the tax evasion amnesty for undeclared assets or those hidden in tax havens adopted in 2012 by the Spanish Government, as against the highest Law, the Spanish Constitution; it has been declared unconstitutional. According to that procedure of regularisation tax ... Read More »

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

The anticipated pressure on pension systems from ageing populations is the financial equivalent of climate change, says the World Economic Forum.   As the dust settles from the general election, amidst many remaining uncertainties one thing is clear: the plan to cut pensioner benefits proved a turning point in Tory ... Read More »

An American (not) in Paris

An American (not) in Paris

Donald Trump did a stupid thing last month…yes really. Actually, he did quite a few stupid things, but the one that stands out was his withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement. The agreement signed in April last year was an historic moment. A rare moment where literally the whole world ... Read More »

New Charter ruling in the Balearics

New Charter ruling in the Balearics

Last month the Balearic Government approved the new legislation applicable to the activity of charter of pleasure crafts in the Balearic Islands: the Decree 21/2017, 5th of May that regulates the activity of hiring of vessels and pleasure crafts (“Decreto 21/2017 de 5 de mayo por el que se regula ... Read More »

Turning the tide

Turning the tide

The ebb and flow of many women’s careers makes the challenge of retirement saving even greater. In the last half-century, there have been significant improvements for working women. But according to the World Economic Forum, gender inequality remains stubbornly persistent. In the UK, women are adrift on a number of ... Read More »

Continental drift

Continental drift

Elections in the UK, France and Germany have major implications for the European Project, for economic growth, and for market sentiment. It has become a truism to say that Western markets today are hypersensitive to political events. The UK’s referendum result last year pushed sterling to a 31-year low against ... Read More »

A warning from the future.

A warning from the future.

Now I don’t profess to be an expert on this, in fact let me go further. I do profess to being an ignoramus on the subject of cyber security, and the murky world of the dark web, but it does seem to be evident that an awful lot of people ... Read More »