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Yearly Archives : 2015

Bad news — London is NOT in a housing bubble and prices will remain high for decades

Market conditions are very different compared with the financial crisis of 2008. Sourced through Scoop.it from: uk.businessinsider.com The naivety in this article is astounding! The toxic debt within the banking system is at a level greater than it was in 2007/2008. There appears to be no appreciation that the global economy is in the thrall…

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AUTUMN STATEMENT: Osborne abandons plans to slash police budget

The NHS, defence, foreign aid and housing are set to be the big winners, but the police, transport, justice and the environment will bear the brunt, with families braced for big hikes in council tax bills. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.dailymail.co.uk

Foreign buyers avoid tax with buy-to-let loophole

A loophole in George Osborne’s crackdown on buy-to-let landlords will allow wealthy overseas investors to continue to profit from the property boom across Britain, it emerged last night. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.dailymail.co.uk

People are hiding cash in their microwaves as Sweden gets closer to being the first cashless society with negative interest rates

“I’ve heard of people keeping cash in their microwaves because banks won’t accept it.” Sourced through Scoop.it from: uk.businessinsider.com We’ve seen the future…  Nice experiment soon to be rolled out across the Western Economies.

The number of £1m mortgages in the UK has risen by a fifth

NatWest, owned by Royal Bank of Scotland, said it granted 233 mortgages of more than £1 million in 2014, and so far this year has issued another 207 Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.telegraph.co.uk

Chinese set to invest $13b in UK property – Business – Chinadaily.com.cn

In 2014, the UK saw an estimated inflow of $3.12 billion investments from Chinese mainland buyers, an international real estate portal said in its report. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.chinadaily.com.cn

Deutsche Bank: We can already see how London’s insane property bubble will end

Political intervention and rising interest rates are going to bring the rocket back down to earth. Sourced through Scoop.it from: uk.businessinsider.com

Estate planning: IHT average bill rises as figure tops £170k

The average bill for an estate paying inheritance tax rose to over £170,000 – an annual increase of almost £5,000 or 3 per cent, a report has conclude… Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.financialplanneronline.co.uk

What if the China Panic Is All Wrong?

Here are some of the arguments that might moderate market fears. Sourced through Scoop.it from: blogs.wsj.com The essence of contrarian investing.  china is an emerging economy.  Now’s the time to buy-in for the long term.

What will China’s Black Monday mean for the UK?

As jittery investors brace for more shockwaves after last week’s rout on world markets, we look at the impact, from property to petrol prices Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.theguardian.com