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Green Finance

Green Finance

This summer will mark the United Kingdom’s entry into the world of green bonds, a financial instrument that has been around globally since 2009, but is only now being adopted by Chancellor Rishi...

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POS Systems

POS Systems

Saudi banking leader SABB officially partnered with fintech company Geidea earlier this year to launch a new SoftPOS or software point of sale platform. The system is designed to allow merchants and...

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Global Migration

Global Migration

One of the most valuable properties in the United Kingdom changed hands in February in a deal that kept a relatively low profile, considering the cost of the transaction was £120 million. The...

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China’s Digital Currency

China’s Digital Currency

In a first for a major economy, a concept that was nearly unthinkable just a few years ago has abruptly come to fruition. China has officially created a digital version of its yuan fiat currency...

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Mubadala and U.K

Mubadala and U.K

Just over a year removed from its official Brexit from the European Union and it seems as though the United Kingdom has managed to smooth over its relations with the United Arab Emirates. At the end...

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Investing in the DFM

Investing in the DFM

In America, when you want to invest in a particular company or with a specific exchange, it is as easy as setting up an investment account with your bank or other financial institution, putting...

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Corporate Tax Rate

Corporate Tax Rate

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen recently called on governments around the world to join the US in instituting a global corporate minimum tax rate. The suggestion came as she side-stepped discussions...

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Sukuk Islamic Bonds

Sukuk Islamic Bonds

In the UAE, bonds are an important part of the investment space, as many investors look to safety and security, when an economy is growing as quickly as Dubai is. In America, bonds are typically...

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Expats in the UAE

Expats in the UAE

What can expats do in terms of investing? It is a common question in the investment world as nationality and citizenship do play a role in how certain countries allow investing, especially in terms...

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Gold and BitCoin

Gold and BitCoin

The global financial markets have experienced as much uncertainty as they have since the last financial crisis in 2009. This year has been a difficult one, to say the least, and while investors have...

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Dubai Bond Market

Dubai Bond Market

In its first official dip into the public bond markets in six years, Dubai has signalled to the rest of the world that it is finally feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on its tourism and...

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Investors flock to Gold

Investors flock to Gold

Historically, gold and other precious metals have been a safety net for investors who are looking to shield their money from the volatility of an uncertain stock market. Our current financial...

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Wealth Management

Wealth Management

Financial planning involves the effective management of investment resources in the form of advice, products, and services to help affluent clients and investors manage, build, and protect their...

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Bitcoin

Bitcoin

The stock market was not the only tumultuous ride for investors last year, as cryptocurrency markets have experienced the same turbulence of late. What used to be a hedge against uncertainty, has...

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Investing as a Woman

Investing as a Woman

Where Do You Start? The journey of investment is one that we should all dive into. Many women are looking forward to making their first investment but keep putting it off because it never “seems...

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Investing your Windfall

Investing your Windfall

Have you ever thought that what would you do if you were to get 20 billion today? Do you have a plan as to where you will use such a huge amount of money and how will you make the most of it without...

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Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets

When it comes to investing, emerging markets have always been at the crossroads of low costs and the ever-present potential of exponential short-term growth. Bargain investors have always looked at...

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Economic Uncertainty

Economic Uncertainty

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost every aspect of our lives and is having a substantial effect on our finances. Income streams have been removed whilst new expenses have arisen. Nonetheless,...

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Writing a Will

Writing a Will

The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought into stark relief the importance of making a will. Even so, for instance, about half of all adults in the UK still do not have one. While it is the most...

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Bond Market Update

Bond Market Update

It has been quite the year for the bond markets as they have more or less mirrored the volatile global economy through the fluctuations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the economy continues to...

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The Dubai Stock Market

The Dubai Stock Market

We have all seen the incredible landscape of Dubai: the towering, futuristic buildings in the sky and the crystal blue oceans that flow into the picturesque sandy beaches. One word comes to mind...

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Financial Markets

Financial Markets

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that the future is far from certain. The longest growth run of the global financial markets in history can quickly turn into one of the largest falls ever...

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Self-Invested Personal Pension

Self-Invested Personal Pension

A Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) is often a great vehicle to choose when saving for retirement. Being one of the most tax-efficient ways of saving for your retirement years it also provides...

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How to invest your wealth

How to invest your wealth

How confident you are with making investment decisions, and how you feel about risk taking determines the way you choose to build your investment portfolio. There’s no rush to make decisions when...

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