For some people, December is the season for celebrating and this has become an expensive time of year. So much so that retailers call the last three months The Golden Quarter. Alongside newspaper and internet advertisements telling us to buy, buy, buy, come a plethora of articles on how to cut down on the expense.
If you’re earning a Thai Baht salary, Retirement Mutual Funds (RMFs) and Long-Term Equity Funds (LTFs), can represent an opportunity for sizeable tax savings.
After Brexit comes Italy. On Sunday 4th December, Italians voted in a referendum that could well change the face of Europe. Yet the vote itself was an internal technicality: whether or not to reduce the powers of its parliament’s upper house, the Senate. This may have little direct effect on the European economy but the resulting No vote forced the Prime Minister’s resignation, which will likely sink the government and possibly bring down the whole European Union.