Health 29 April 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48088391 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A major study has highlighted the scale of the obesity problem in the UK, with a significant risk of death and disease attached to weight … [Read more...] about Obesity study shows death and disease risk
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News / Scotland by Press Association April 29, 2019, 12:04 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Being obese is linked to a significantly higher chance of serious disease and early death than being a healthy weight, research on more than 2.8 million adults suggests. The chance of suffering serious illness goes up with increasing weight gain, experts analysing health, death and sickness data from UK adults found. Presented at the European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, the study found that people with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 35 were at 70% higher risk of developing heart failure than their healthy weight peers. Even a BMI of 25 to 30 increased the risk by 20%, while a BMI of 35 to 40 more than doubled the risk and a BMI of 40 to 45 almost quadrupled the risk compared to people of a normal weight. The study also found that compared with normal weight individuals, a BMI of 25 to 30 increased the risk of Type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea … [Read more...] about Obesity significantly increases risk of serious disease, researchers warn
There is no denying that auto-enrolment is paving the way for the British population to have a half-decent savings pot in retirement. According to recent figures from the Office for National Statistics, 76 per cent of UK employees were members of a workplace pension scheme in 2018, up slightly from the 73 per cent enrolled in 2017. Minimum contributions also increased at the start of this month. But how many of the 10m auto-enrolled employees know where their money is being invested? Unless you made an active choice at the start, the vast majority of savers will be invested in their pension provider’s “default” fund – essentially a diversified basket of investments, using a preselected one-size-fits-all approach. Auto-enrolment has been phased in since 2012, and it’s now a statutory requirement for all companies to enroll their staff in a pension scheme. Unsurprisingly, this means that the use of default funds has been rising. Most default funds will … [Read more...] about The fault in default funds: Why you might not be getting the most out of your workplace pension scheme
Saudi Arabia could see another $7 billion pour into its sovereign debt markets as investors prepare for the kingdom’s bonds to be included in a key index starting this month, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) estimated, Trend reports referring to Al Arabiya. JP Morgan told investors in September that Saudi Arabia and four other Gulf states would join its emerging market government bond indexes - key performance benchmarks used by international investors - in a move likely to lure billions of dollars of new foreign investment into their debt. Sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt issuers from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait - all members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - will become eligible for the EMBI Global Diversified (EMBIGD), EMBI Global (EMBIG) and EURO-EMBIG indexes with securities being added in a phased entry between Jan. 31 and Sept. 30, 2019. Many funds had increased their exposure to Saudi Arabia, wrote BAML’s Andrew … [Read more...] about Saudi bonds index inclusion could pull in another $7 bln: BAML
Luxembourg is the leading investment fund centre in Europe due to its legal framework that combines investor protection with a flexible fund management structure. Investment funds in the Grand-Duchy cover all key categories, currencies, regions and sectors. They can be an opportunity to make your financial resources grow faster in a time when interest rates on saving accounts are very low. But how do they work? Investment funds are baskets of securities chosen because of their growth prospects by asset management companies that are expert in financial markets. These funds work on a co-ownership basis: when you invest in a fund, you acquire an ownership that corresponds to a share of a basket of equities or bonds already selected and actively managed by experts. This means investing in funds can feel safer than buying individual securities. The funds can take several legal forms, such as the Société d’Investissement à Capital Variable (SICAV) or the Fonds Commun … [Read more...] about How to invest in Luxembourg investment funds?