What are the major trends in the retail FX trading industry of 2022?

Forex retail trading has grown significantly over the last decade, fueled by a combination of factors such as lower transaction costs, increased online accessibility, and the growth of mobile trading. Looking ahead to 2022, we believe there will be 6 key trends shaping the retail Forex industry: 1. Continued growth in emerging markets Emerging markets … Read more

Spacious 12-bedroom Grade I Listed country manor goes on the market for £1.5million

A spacious 12-bedroom country mansion, which has been in the same family for nearly 200 years, has come on the market for the first time at £1.5m. Grade I listed Nunnykirk Hall in Northumberland was built in 1825 for the wealthy Orde family, who made their wealth by breeding successful racehorses. The Georgian house was … Read more

why commercial banks will be key players

Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), a digital form of central bank money, are firmly on the radar of central banks globally. According to the Atlantic Council more than 100 countries are actively exploring a CBDC. Many are further along in their journey and some have already launched. But why do we need them? And what … Read more

Sydney luxury property: Real estate agents tell of run-ins with fake and fraudster buyers

High-end real estate agents are being harassed by fake buyers, including making them test the pool water or fraudulently occupying private islands to use as sex traps. The surge in fictitious buyers has prompted the agent handling the sale of dead fraudster Melissa Caddick’s Sydney mansion to ask for a $10,000 deposit from anyone who … Read more

Urgent warning to all Westpac and Commonwealth Bank mortgage-holders

Urgent warning to all Australian mortgage holders as economists warn of one last huge interest rate hike ahead Australians have been warned that one last “oversized” interest rate hike is coming Since May, the RBA has pushed interest rates to an all-time high of 2.35 percent. Interest rates will impact consumer spending as the global … Read more

“In most cases, a $25m Seed is too high. It doesn’t make sense.”

Some call it a crisis, others call it ‘organized restructuring’. Either way, it is undeniable that the last few months have seen a correction in the Israeli hi-tech ecosystem, as companies laid off dozens of employees and IPOs were canceled at the last minute. In 2021, record money was poured into Startup Nation, and the … Read more

An insurance-based system is the only way to save the NHS

As winter approaches, the NHS appears to be on the brink of disaster, and bold and courageous action is urgently needed. First of all, it must be recognized that the problems are not simply a question of financing. The NHS budget is huge, with the health service consuming a staggering 12 per cent of GDP. … Read more

Typical mortgage payment has soared $337 in just six weeks as interest rates almost hit 7%

The average US homeowner saw their monthly mortgage payment increase by 15 percent or $337, according to a shocking new report from red fin. The report goes on to say that the rise in mortgage rates of about seven percent is the highest since July 2007, shortly before the crash that triggered the Great Recession. … Read more

This week’s 3 best hi-fi news announcements (September ’22)

The most interesting hifi (and head-fi) news from week 39 of 2022. One way to see the new RS520 transmission amplifier from hifi pink is that it takes the touchscreen and custom Android OS from the South Korean company’s RS150 streaming DAC, adds an MQA-compatible ES9038PRO-based decoder: with HDMI eARC input: And you combine it … Read more

Middle-class families turn to ultra-long mortgage deals to lower their monthly repayments 

Here comes the 40-year mortgage: Middle-class families turn to ultra-long mortgage deals to lower their monthly payments There are fears that the Bank of England may raise interest rates to six percent next year. Some borrowers could be in debt well into retirement with 40-year loans Experts say middle-class families are used to having too … Read more