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If you are planning for later life, you may be considering what will happen to your spouse or civil partner (partner) and children or other beneficiaries on death. You may be concerned that your…

So, I took the plunge and booked an interview room to avoid the embarrassment of my colleagues hearing my waist measurements. The tailor came equipped with some cloth books, a tape measure and sold me…

In recent years, Nestlé has increasingly positioned itself as a ‘nutrition, health and wellness’ company. Its product segments are Beverages (24% of revenue), Nutrition & Health Science (18%), Milk…

Cost and affordability are so often the focus of planning regarding school fees, but a greater focus should be placed upon events which could have a detrimental impact. Andrew Neal of Winchester based…

Some thirteen years ago, having left the bank that had taken over the firm for which I had worked, I broadened my reading to take in research from a wide variety of new (to me) sources. One Swiss…

The constant drip of economic data points are manna from heaven for the world’s economists, often wheeled out to give their latest forecasts and predictions for global growth. Unfortunately, a…

In a nutshell, I think that post-trade war inflation will pick up prompting the Fed to go into “interest rate catch up mode”, poke in some swift and firm rate hikes to the point that the US, and…

Winchester Cathedral has six mortuary chests, painted wooden caskets which are displayed high on stone screen walls either side of the high altar area. These mortuary chests are the last in a series…

Cosmetics have been around for centuries but in the modern era of social media, where selfies are uploaded at breakneck speed and beauty influencers garner huge followings, interest in aesthetic…

Walt Disney Company (Disney) is more than a mouse with big ears and amusement parks. The empire now includes films made by Pixar (Toy Story), Marvel Studios (Avengers), Lucasfilm (Star Wars) and 20th…

When a writing career commences with a bidding war amongst publishers it should come as little surprise that one’s chosen path flourishes. Santa Montefiore first published a novel in 2001 and has just…

The accounting industry hasn’t always had the best reputation for providing financial transparency, but its origins are based on providing consistency to company reporting. Given the millions of…

The G7 is Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States plus an EU representation. Together the G7 represents about 40% of global GDP. The same coordinated leadership…