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Market Commentary May 2022

Market Commentary May 2022

Introduction April was not a good month for world stock markets. We report on a dozen major markets in the Bulletin: they were all down in the month, with the honorable exception of the UK’s FTSE-100 index, which managed a gain of just 29 points. Why was it such a poor month? The war in …

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Millionaire

You’ve Made the Taxman a Millionaire

Publisher, entrepreneur and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin was almost certainly the most-quoted figure of his generation. He is popularly credited with ‘a penny saved is a penny earned’ and, in Advice to a Young Tradesman, Franklin wrote, ‘Remember that time is money’. In November 1789, Franklin wrote to a friend in France: ‘Our new constitution is …

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Working From Home

It’s Work. But Not as We Knew it…

We have written previously about the changes employees want to see post-pandemic. They want a better work/life balance; they want to work for companies whose values they share – and they want their employers to recognise that it’s not just the pay packet at the end of the month. Other things are equally important.  These …

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Wealthy Family

Who Was the Richest Person in History?

According to the latest Forbes Rich List, the richest person in the world is Jeff Bezos, founder and, until recently, CEO of Amazon. Forbes estimates Jeff Bezos’ wealth at $177bn (£133bn), which puts him ahead of those other well-known billionaires, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg.  These days it is easy to keep score …

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The Metaverse

The Metaverse

Facebook is to hire 10,000 people in Europe to work on the metaverse. It has the potential to change our work, our leisure and our lives.  Simply put, the metaverse is the next big thing. But perhaps we should start by explaining what it is… Most people have heard of virtual reality: the belief is …

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