Easter 2018

IMF - Dark clouds looming?

During her speech in Hong Kong this month, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF, appeared optimistic about the global economy but warned that there may be some dark clouds looming.Here at Churchill and Partners we take a look at her speech

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Bank of England set to raise interest rates in May

It is expected that The Bank of England will raise UK interest rates in May after making no change in March, when it held it steady at 0.5%. What will this mean?

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What will happen to the EHIC after BREXIT?

Experts on a parliamentary committee have raised concerns over the (EHIC) European Health Insurance Card this quarter saying that Brexit could make it more difficult to access urgent medical treatment while travelling in the EU.

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January 2018

A Royal Wedding - A gift to the UK economy?

As Prince Harry and Miss Meghan Markle tie the knot in May and a Royal baby due in April, the UK economy is set for a boost of £1bn as the world's attention turns to the young royals.

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Just Eat - How the food ordering App is taking over.

How did a food ordering service rise so spectacularly to the high ranks. Here at Churchill and Partners we thought we’d take a look at how the company have experienced such a remarkable year of growth.

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Is this a new start for South Africa and its failing economy?

Hailed as a new dawn, the year ended with the election of veteran freedom fighter, Cyril Ramaphosa as president of the ANC. But what impact will this have on the country's economy? Read the full article here.

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Autumn 2017

News from around the world

This month saw Catalonia hold an independence referendum, seeking a mandate to break from Spain. But it is a contentious issue in the state itself and also the country as a whole.

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General stories

Read about the progress of hydrogen power as an efficient and renewable energy source, who the key players are and top tips for investment potential.

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News from the UK

Mark Carney has given a clear indication that a modest rate rise is on the cards, possibly as early as November.

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Summer 2017

News from around the world

Donald Trump has been in power for over half a year. We are sure that the past turbulent months haven't escaped your attention, here we take a look at how the decisions and changes he has made may impact on investors

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News from the UK

According to a recent report more than one million women in the UK in their early 60s will be poorer as a result of raising the state pension age from 60 – 63. What will that mean for you?

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Expat news

In August, new fees will be charged for both expat families living in Saudi and companies employing expats.  The fees will increase steeply between now and 2020, how could this affect you?  

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Easter 2017

News from around the world

We take a look at the winners and losers from Donald Trump's $1 trillion budget that was proposed in March

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News from the UK

Find out about UK Spring Budget changes announced in March, including QROPS and National Insurance changes (or non changes in the end)

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General news

How important do Americans think it is to prepare for catastrophe?  Find out here

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January 2017

The new faces of 2017

In this newsletter, we consider the new faces of 2017 and what their new roles mean for the world. As Donald Trump takes over in the United States and Antonio Guterres takes over as UN Secretary General we look to see what their first moves may be.

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Other stories from around Europe

The price of gold and other commodities has fluctuated over the last year - read more about the reasons and future trends.  We also revisit the Deutschebank story and what happened regarding the US investigation and the large fines levied on the bank.

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Looking towards 2017...

We look at two sectors where growth is happening this year - aviation and tech.  Read about new developments and Snapchat's IPO.

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Autumn 2016

News from the UK

GlaxoSmithKline and Google's life sciences division Verily announced exciting news that they will be joining forces in the field of bioelectronic medicine

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News from around the World

Once Rio was awarded the 2016 games there were many companies that moved in to bid for and benefit from the preparation for the games - but it’s the Games' sponsors who investors will be watching!

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Expat info

UK Pensioners are not driving off into their retirement in a Lamborghini or sending postcards from distant ports as their cruise ships docks it appears!  But how have people been using their money?  

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Spring 2016

News from the UK

England has already seen two mass junior doctor walkouts so far this year and with the potential of more to come...

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News from Europe

This year the Swiss Parliament voted, with a majority of 126 to 46, to finally withdraw its application for membership of the EU, 24 years after it applied to join.

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News from around the World

The U.S Government announced plans to spend $4 Billion on developing driverless technology across the country...

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Winter 2015

News from the UK

Last year the British people were promised the chance to say if they wanted to remain in the EU. 2016 will afford them the chance to decide.

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News from Around the World

In 2015 here at Churchill and Partners we were watching and waiting as the US Federal Reserve decided whether to increase US interest rates.

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Expat Information

In this edition we decided to look into the Swiss Education system.

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