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How to Close your Savings Gap
Personal Finance

How to Close your Savings Gap

What is the Savings Gap and How Can We Close It?  The Savings Gap is the shortfall between the amount of money people will need in the future and the reality of how...

Road to Recovery; US Consumer Spending Review
Global Markets

Road to Recovery; US Consumer Spending Review

Last week we examined how increased US consumer appetites were affecting trans-Pacific trade, inflating shipping costs from China to the US, and leaving US agricultu...

The Importance of Inheritance Planning
Investing

The Importance of Inheritance Planning

Many people want to leave behind a legacy for their children or other close relatives. It can be a good way to pass on the assets you’ve built up over your lifetim...

Asian Free Trade – Symbolism and Substance
Global Markets

Asian Free Trade – Symbolism and Substance

Away from the steady stream of COVID-related articles, the world keeps turning. Our focus this week is on the news from the far-East, centring on trade. Fifteen majo...

The Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Global Markets

The Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Nearly eleven months after symptoms first emerged in Hubei province China, the Herculean efforts to develop a vaccine against COVID-19 are finally yielding results. ...