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October 30, 2017 Market UpdateInvestment
Are the markets ready for a correction?

By Mark Boyes Thursday the 19th October marked the 30th anniversary of Black Monday, a day during which the Dow Jones Index fell by 22.6% in just 24 hours. With the US and UK equity markets flirting around their all-time highest levels, there has been talk of on an imminent correction, due to the simple…

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October 23, 2017 Fund Managementexpats
5 Financial Mistakes Made by Expats During a Divorce

  Divorce is something rarely touched on when it comes to financial planning. But, with costly ‘grey divorces’ in adults over 50 almost doubling since the 90’s, it is something that must be discussed. Here are just a few of the main mistakes that expats commonly make when going through a divorce. Taking the House…

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October 19, 2017 Retirement Planning
7 Ways to Improve Your Retirement

Retirement could last longer than you may think, with the average 65-year-old retiree expected to live for more than 20 years. With all this spare time, it’s important to follow a few simple steps to ensure a pleasant lifestyle. 1. Start Saving Early With retirement now lasting longer than ever, you must have plans in…

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October 2, 2017 Economics
With the Oil Price Across the World Still Suppressed, What Impact Has This Had on the Global Economy, and More Specifically, the UAE

Since 2014, fluctuating oil prices have contributed to recessions and economic instability.  Dropping 70% from 2014 to 2016, the historic lows suggest that the global economy is in unchartered territory. Fortunately, we have recently seen small signs of recovery, with the oil price at the time of writing (September 2017) around $50 to the barrel….

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October 2, 2017 Market UpdateEconomics
Construction in Dubai, and its Effect on Property Prices

With construction still rife in Dubai, there certainly seems to be a substantial increase in the supply of property. You would expect that demand would closely match this, as in recent years there has been a steady annual population growth of around 6%. Unfortunately, demand isn’t following suit – causing a large decrease in house…

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