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Financial Crime In Asia Pacific – The Ongoing Fight Against Fraud And Money Laundering

Financial fraud is a growing problem around the world and more money is being pumped into anti-money laundering measures than ever before. According to the latest projections from Business Market Insights, in APAC alone, it will reach US$1.7bn by 2027, up from just US$377mn in 2019. Duncan Taylor explores how money laundering is being tackled…

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A Challenging First Half Of 2022: Short-Term Pain, Long-Term Gain

There’s no denying that the first six months of 2022 have been tough, for investors as well as for households and businesses. Skyrocketing inflation and worries about recession have negatively impacted both bonds and stocks. There is a temptation to sell but how investors react to volatility now could have a big effect on their…

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A Recession Like No Other: What Does It Mean For Investors?

The US economy shrunk for a second consecutive quarter in Q2 2022, which technically means that it is in recession. We look at the whys and wherefores and what it means for investors. The US witnessed a 1.6% contraction of GDP in Q1 followed by a Q2 contraction of 0.9%. Technically, according to official definitions,…

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Uk Expats – Act Now To Make Up National Insurance Gaps And Secure The Full Uk State Pension

Many UK expatriates are unaware that they remain eligible for a full UK state pension, even after they move overseas. But for some of you time is running out to backpay certain gaps in your National Insurance contributions. You may need to take action now to lock in your eligibility. Trevor Keidan explains. The UK…

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Maternal Mental Health Month: Financial Planning For Mothers-To-Be

May is Maternal Mental Health Month. Becoming a mum can be extremely stressful with 80% of new mothers experiencing the ‘baby blues’, which can spiral into more serious mental health issues. Preparing financially for the huge changes that becoming a parent bring, can help maintain mental health. Here are six financial steps you can take…