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September 11, 2018

China’s money-printing industry is running at "full steam" for foreign clients, including Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India, Brazil, and Poland, according to reports. "A nation must have considerable trust in the Chinese government to allow it to print its banknotes," Hu Xingdou, a professor of economics at the Beijing Institute of Technology, told the South China Morning Post.

Money-printing plants across China...

September 10, 2018

At times, and possibly much too often, we take things for granted. We get used to what we have, envious of what we don’t have, and frustrated if we don’t get more… The following piece of wisdom, wrapped in a joke, drives this point home. It also reminds us a bit of some investors who, even after periods of solid returns and profit, give in to greed and risk exacerbating their losses…

Two friends met in the street. One looked sa...

September 7, 2018

We recently sat down Mr. Patrick Evans, an American living in Switzerland, who is a CPA and runs his own practice here in Switzerland. His goal has always been to help fellow US taxpayers living in Switzerland and abroad with their US-tax compliance. America is typically a core subject, but on this occasion, we got on the subject of the upcoming termination of the IRS’s OVDP, or their “Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program”.


September 5, 2018

Let’s be honest. This “trade war” between China and America is not really a surprise. While the media is having a ball hyping the story, the truth is that this “war” - so far, it’s still more of a scrimmage - is but a continuation of the US-China “currency war” that has been going on for some time now. Nevertheless, that should not lead us to disregard it as irrelevant.

Admittedly, financial markets have been largely complacent...

September 4, 2018

In Switzerland, as in any mountainous region, summer thunderstorms tend to erupt at higher altitudes around the mountain peaks. Thus, it is not uncommon to have perfectly calm and sunny weather down below, while large masses of rain will already be falling higher up. Locals and experienced outdoor folks know the implications. Swimming in alpine rivers under such circumstances is not a good idea. Every summer, we hear of unfort...

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