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Preparing for the Digital Afterlife

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
I’ve long held in great importance the concept of helping clients make sure their affairs are in order should anything happen to them. The right planning can ensure loved ones…
In the early hours of 23rd March, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that his father and independent Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, had died. Lee’s death…

Liberté, Égalité, Fiscalité!

Friday, 03 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 14 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
Foreign owners of property in France could be in line for a tax rebate - and it’s all thanks to a Dutchman. Gérard de Ruyter was working in France between…
The last time that we were in debt-deflation was the 1930s. It took extreme policy measures to end debt deflation back then. Not the New Deal, not the Rentenmark but…
I’m increasingly described these days as a perma-bear or something of a pessimist. I think this is a little unfair because as I often point out, I’ve only been bearish…
In the Chinese system, 2015 is referred to as the Year of the Goat, Sheep or sometimes Ram. Officially, 2015 belongs to the sign wèi, which is identified with the…
You see, there was one tiny flaw in the plan […]. It was b*******s. - Captain Edmund Blackadder1 Post-World War II, there was a determination that the horrors that had…
With the Thai government making several announcements regarding residents’ visas over the past few months, it’s probably an opportune moment to explain the different types of permit or visa. As…
I recently noticed a report which concluded that members of Generation X are poorer than those from the Baby Boom generation. The Pew Charitable Trusts’ financial security and mobility project…

Thailand in 2015: What next?

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
Once again it’s the time when finance experts try to make predictions for the new year. Global economy is turning Japanese The global economic backdrop in 2015 remains a debt…

2015 Global Outlook: Hazimemaste!

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
It was a great pleasure to speak with the economist Prof. Steve Keen at the IDEA economics Asia launch in December. Steve is one of only 13 economists in the…

Abe Nonsense?

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
Many of Shinzo Abe’s fellow party members disagreed with his decision1 when he dissolved the Diet in November. But the gamble paid off and he has won another term to…
Amidst all the brouhaha surrounding the proposed changes to the Foreign Business Act (FBA), and before that the changes to short-term tourist visa rules, one important development could easily be…

Oil price drop could fuel crisis

Friday, 26 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 52 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
Like the man parading up and down the high street with a sandwich board, for most of 2014 I’ve been harping on about us coming to the end of the…

All’s well that ends well?

Friday, 19 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 51 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
In mid-November, UK Ambassador Mark Kent used his blog page on the FCO website1 to criticise proposed changes to Thailand’s Foreign Business Act (FBA). It was the first time I’d…
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