How to Ensure Business VAT Return is Processed

By |July 10th, 2018|Categories: Economics / Politics|

Once your company has been VAT registered, you must file an accurate Business VAT return every quarter. Failure to file or late filing can attract fines. Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged on almost all goods and services. In some countries such as the United States, it is referred to as goods and services tax (GST). In the United Kingdom

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Federal Reserve Raised Interest Rates to Highest Level in a Decade

By |March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Economics / Politics|Tags: , , , |

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the sixth time since late 2015, and bringing them to the highest level in a decade.

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You Might Spend $40 on St. Patrick’s Day This Year

By |March 14th, 2018|Categories: Economics / Politics, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

You probably won’t find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow on St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s still a lot easier on the pocketbook than most other holidays.

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Global Crackdown on Cryptocurrencies

By |February 21st, 2018|Categories: Economics / Politics|

When the bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, debuted in 2009, financial analysts expressed their doubts about the long-term sustainability of the digital currency. Over the years the value of the currency has fluctuated widely, underscoring concerns that the currency is unstable at best and dangerous to world markets at worse. Now some countries are taking steps to limit their citizens’ ability

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Is Jim Rogers Correct About the Worst Crash of Our Lifetime?

By |July 27th, 2017|Categories: Economics / Politics|

In a world that some believe is dominated by "fake news", it should come as no surprise that others are claiming that the financial "sky" is about to fall. One recent example of such a prediction can be seen in the observations of American businessman and entrepreneur Jim Rogers. In a recent interview, he stated that the "worst crash in

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Politics-Trump Lies

By |July 6th, 2017|Categories: Economics / Politics|

America seems to have gotten used to its president lying. This is because it started from before the day he became president. In fact, it is also said that his political rise was the result of a lie. It is really not a good thing for Trump to be telling lies to the country. Trump and his lies have become

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Brexit Uncertainty Spreads in German Markets

By |July 13th, 2016|Categories: Economics / Politics|

In recent years, the DAX, the German blue chip index of the country’s 30 largest companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, has seen an increase in foreign investors. About 63 percent of stakeholders in the index are foreign, up from 52% in 2009. It seems that an increasing number of investors are eager to take advantage of what has

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Governing Money: All About the FOMC and the Federal Reserve

By |June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Economics / Politics|

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is a governing body that sets monetary policy for the Federal Reserve System. It’s made up of 12 members. These members include 7 members of the Board of Governors and 5 of the 12 Reserve Bank presidents. The Chairman of the Board of Governors also serves as the Chairman of the FOMC. And, the

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How to use an Economic Downturn to Your Advantage

By |January 7th, 2016|Categories: Economics / Politics|

Over the past seven or eight years, right across the world, many people have felt the negative effects of the fallout from the international banking crisis. Although such a drastic downturn thankfully doesn't happen all that often, the ebbs and flows of the financial world mean that economic downturns of different shapes and sizes do come along quite regularly. If

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Small Business Saturday 2016 in the UK: Supporting Local Businesses

By |January 7th, 2016|Categories: Economics / Politics|

Small businesses are one of the most important aspects of the overall economy in the UK. There are many people who are interested in starting their own business. Every year, there is a Small Business Saturday where people are encouraged to go out in to their local communities and help local companies succeed. Here are several reasons why this is

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