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Seven ways to make your savings go further when living costs increase

Seven ways to make your saving go further when living costs increase By Shaun Robson & William Stevens September 2022 When living costs increase, our focus often shifts from saving to meet financial goals, to everyday savings. Fortunately, tax allowances can help balance saving for today with saving for tomorrow. You likely have some financial …

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Implications of inflation

The Implications of inflation By Simon Marsh & Rachel Winter  March 2022 The war in Ukraine and tragic human cost is uppermost in everyone’s minds at present and will undoubtedly add further uncertainty to the stock market. Even before the Russian invasion, energy prices were surging leading to a debate about how to invest over …

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Which Industries are Dying?

Which Industries are Dying? Business has never moved so fast. Sectors from agriculture to utilities are in the midst of disruptive revolutions that are transforming where and how business is conducted. Three influencing factors are providing the thrust. Firstly, the increasing percentage of global profits captured by emerging markets; secondly, the influence of technological advancements, …

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The Economics of Autonomous Cars

The Economics of Autonomous Cars “As of 2017, the global taxi market was worth $108 billion. Yet, recent models developed by UBS predict the global market could be worth in excess of $2 trillion per annum by 2030.” Mass disruption in the automotive industry is imminent. Since the widespread manufacture of the automotive vehicle the …

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Personalising Healthcare

Personalising Healthcare “In 1953 molecular biologists James Watson and Francis Crick discovered DNA’s double-helix molecular structure. It was one of the greatest scientific achievements of the 20th century” DNA is present in all of us. It carries our genetic information. It is the stuff of life. In 1953 molecular biologists James Watson and Francis Crick …

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Can we Really Feed the World?

Can we Really Feed the World? “almost 1 billion people today are either hungry or suffer from malnourishment.” Feeding the world is already a challenge. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the UN, almost 1 billion people today are either hungry or suffer from malnourishment. [1] And while strides have been made in the …

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The Second Great Divergence

The Second Great Divergence “As we accelerate further into the 21st century, it’s becoming increasingly likely that a Second Great Divergence will be soon upon us.”The term “Great Divergence” is used to connote that moment in the 19th century when western Europe and parts of North America, in the wake of the industrial revolution and …

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Here’s to the next 30

Here’s to the next 30 “The economic titans of the next 30 years, across all sectors, will be those that adapt quickly to increased AI potential, more intelligent and streamlined software, and the ability to utilise vast amounts of data.” The future is a polarising concept. Some tech evangelists prophesise AI-enabled utopias, while other commentators look …

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