House price growth in once down-at-heel areas of London such as Hackney and Peckham has outpaced posh neighbourhoods such as Mayfair and Kensington since the financial crisis. Stats from estate agency and property consultancy Knight Frank show that eight of the top 10 performing postcodes for house price growth in London since 2008 are east […]

REUTERS/Chip East Laurence Fink, chairman and CEO of BlackRock. BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, wants the UK’s biggest companies to rethink how much they pay their top execs, according to a letter that was first leaked to The Financial Times. In the letter, written by the head of BlackRock’s investment stewardship team in Europe, […]

Motorolka/Shutterstock Coastal town Porec is Croatia’s cheapest holiday destination, where you can buy beer for just £1.80. LONDON — The first few weeks of January leave most people dreaming of an idyllic beach holiday. With that in mind, a new report from Post Office Travel Money released today has unearthed the cheapest tourist hotspots in […]

Google Street View/Screenshot One mega-mansion in New York City, outlined in red. When an apartment or penthouse isn’t big enough for wealthy New Yorkers, they get creative. In recent years, a number of them have combined multiple townhouses or building floors to create supersized homes, or Frankenmansions, as New York magazine’s S. Jhoanna Robledo calls […]

This year, instead of writing about my New Year’s resolutions (that I suspect no one really cares about), I decided to do something different. Over the past three weeks, I reached out to as many (legit) personal finance personalities as I could, and asked them a simple question: “What’s your financial advice to Malaysians so they can […]