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China Moves to Slow Yuan Drop After Fastest Loss Since 2015

  China expats should not rest easy when accumulating Yuan (RMB) A number of expats seem satisfied with cash sitting in timed deposit or short-term bank wealth management products achieving 4% p.a. However achieving approximately 1% over inflation is not the only consideration – potential currency erosion is a much greater threat.     Recently […]

China Tech

The Unicorns of China Tech Continue to March On and On! Tencent , Alibaba and Baidu have proven a tremendous success after IPO’s   – 3 more are coming! Science and technology have developed rapidly in China during the 1990s to 2010s. The Chinese government has placed emphasis through funding, reform, and societal status on science and technology as a fundamental […]

Don’t Fall Into the Past Performance Trap When Investing

New page from Phil with an article which should be everybody’s finance 101! Past performance is no guarantee of future results. That’s an often repeated phrase in investing. Investors, however, seem to be of a different mind. Basing your investment strategy on past performance (especially recent performance) can easily backfire. Annualised rates of return mask […]

Food for thought

Some Financially Related Quotations; “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain “It takes 20 years to build […]