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Expat exodus from Saudi Arabia as more than 800,000 leave in 18 months

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 12 Apr 2018

More than 811,000 expatriates have left Saudi Arabia on final exit visas over the the past 18 months, according to the Directorate General of Passports (Jawazat) in…

LIA Singapore revamps unclaimed life policies register

By: Gary Robinson | 05 Apr 2018

The Life Insurance Association, Singapore (LIA Singapore) has enhanced its Register of Unclaimed Life Insurance Proceeds, to now include unclaimed cash from a wider range of individual…

Report: British Steel pensions targeted by ‘vulture’ advisers

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 15 Feb 2018

British Steel pension scheme members were targeted by “vulture” financial advisers after Indian firm Tata was allowed to offload its retirement fund, according to a report published…

Dubai’s Shuaa eyes Egypt expansion as economy recovers

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 14 Feb 2018

Shuaa Capital has announced plans to expand its capital markets business in the Middle East following a return to profit. The UAE-based Shuaa is assessing Egypt’s financial…

Investec announces new joint CEOs

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 06 Feb 2018

The UK headquartered South African financial group Investec has announced a number of changes within its board and its executive management team as part of a vast…

PLSA urges investor action on climate change

By: Gary Robinson | 26 Jan 2018

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has updated its Corporate Governance Policy and Voting Guidelines to include new recommendations encouraging pension funds to use their votes at company AGMs…

Remuneration changes prompt advisers to lift Oz ETF market

By: Gary Robinson | 24 Jan 2018

Australia’s exchange-traded fund (ETF) market is booming following a rush of financial advisers pushing the product across the region. The ETF marketplace has hit record levels across…

Holborn opens HK office following acquisition of Globaleye HK

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 16 Jan 2018

Holborn Assets, the Dubai-based international financial advisory firm, has announced its acquisition of Globaleye Hong Kong as part of its expansion drive into Asia, International Investment can…

EU to remove Grenada from offshore ‘blacklist’

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 15 Jan 2018

The Caribbean island of Grenada has confirmed it is expecting its imminent removal from the EU’s list of 17 blacklisted countries. The OECD’s Financial and Economic Unit…

Shadowy trail behind unlicensed UK investment firm

By: Eugene Costello | 12 Jan 2018

A UK firm offering unauthorised advice to Asian investors despite not being registered to do so with the UK regulator appears to be owned by a UK…

Bitcoin falls on announcement of S Korea trading ban

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 11 Jan 2018

South Korea, one of the world’s biggest markets for bitcoin trading, announced today that it is drafting legislation to outlaw the practice. The popular cyptocurrency, which rose…

UK gov’t DWP minister ‘merry-go-round’ slammed

By: Gary Robinson | 09 Jan 2018

The appointment of Esther McVey as secretary of state for the department of Work and Pensions in the UK government’s latest ministerial reshuffle has been slammed by…

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