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Tis the season to be jolly. That is of course unless you are Carlos Tevez. Reportedly tired, depressed and disillusioned with life, the Manchester City superstar has this week handed in a written transfer request complaining of relationships with ‘certain executives’ at the club as being ‘broken and beyond repair’.
You’ve probably heard of the expression banded about in the press, by politicians and political commentators – Middle Britain. Ed Miliband talks of the ‘squeezed middle’. What about middle income, middle class? The mean (or is it median?) of the British population these days seems to hold centre stage wherever you look. From column inches to rolling news. A fiercely contested economic and political battleground, where exactly is Middle Britain?
You don’t need a cash counting machine to know that this time of year can be a severe test for even the healthiest of bank accounts. There’s something about Christmas that seems to relieve many of us of our financial senses, sweeping us along on great tidings of comfort and joy all the way through the party season to the January financial hang over. Washed up and spent out.
As church bells rang out across the land and the nation celebrated the news of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement, somewhere in the darkest depths of Surrey an entrepreneurial coin designer was toiling away in their workshop. Their ambition? To win the rights to design the first legal tender coin commemorating the upcoming royal wedding. Industry and initiative handsomely rewarded with news that the Queen herself has issued official written approval for the coin.
I don’t know about you, but time just seems to fly by at the moment. It only seems like yesterday that the world was being awed by Zhang Yimou’s Beijing Olympic opening ceremony – those amazingly choreographed drummers the crazy colourful energy, the invention, the sheer scale. It’s hard to think that in no time at all the London 2012 Olympics will be upon us. Fingers cross the organisers have got as exciting a show lined up for us as they had in China.
For many people working or retiring abroad is a dream come true. With English the international language of commerce, politics and the media and with global business the order of the day, there are increasing opportunities to experience life in another county.
I wrote a while back about BBC Radio 4′s A History of the World in 100 Objects. The post was about ‘flying money‘ – the first Chinese paper money. As good as the series was when it began, as it hurtled into the 21st century it just kept on getting better and better. One of the last editions covered the story of a – and this is the official title – ‘Suffragette-defaced Edward VII penny (defaced in early twentieth century), from Great Britain’.
With interest rates at an all time low, anyone with a few quid to spare needs to work pretty hard these days to find a secure and profitable return on their money. With the Halifax reporting a fall in UK house prices of 3.6% in September (the single biggest fall in month-on-month prices since the figures were first compiled in 1983), even the hardy investment perennial of property looks a less than rock solid destination for your investment at the moment.
The cash counters at US business decision makers’ bible Forbes Magazine have put together the new global rich list and for the third time in consecutive years, the world has a new richest man.