ASIA/PACIFIC - Only one of the Asia-Pacific universes made it into the black in September with the Bank of Bermuda AsiaHedge long/short Japan Index scraping into positive territory by the skin of its teeth, up 0.02%.
All the other indices were down. The two regional indexes had the worst time of it. Asia (ex-Japan) fell by 1.4% while the Asia (inc-Japan) fell by 1.39%. Australia fell by 1.4%.
Females can expect to live a greater number of years in poor health than males, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for 2015 to 2017.
Scottish higher-rate taxpayers will benefit from more pensions tax relief than workers on the same salary anywhere else in the UK as income tax bands continue to diverge.
Schemes risk breaking the law and being forced to wind up as The Pensions Regulator (TPR) warns some may be master trusts but do not know so.
As a hectic 2018 draws to an end, Jonathan Stapleton wishes readers a quieter 2019.