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November 2013
15/11/2013
EU Warns Italy and Spain on Budget Deficit. Both Italy and Spain have received ‘slapped wrists’ from the European Commission over their ...
08/11/2013
France Credit Rating Cut Again. The World’s leading credit rating agency, Standard & Poors, has again cut France’s credit worthiness rating. France was ...
October 2013
08/10/2013
Greek Recession To End 2014. The Greek government has issued forecasts for next year suggesting that it will achieve growth at last ...
September 2013
23/09/2013
Greek Bailout Talks. The troika of the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund look to set visit ...
16/09/2013
EU Wide Pension Plan Proposal. The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has suggested that a European wide pension plan is ...
August 2013
30/08/2013
Expats Hurt By Financial Volatility. A survey by Lloyds TSB International has found that 40% of expatriates are worried about financial market ...
27/08/2013
Greece May Renegotiate Debt Terms. Greece Financial Minister, Yannis Stournaras, has suggested in interviews that Greece may look to renegotiate interest rate ...
22/08/2013
Greece Bailout Three Likely. Speculation mounts as to the likelihood of Greece requiring a third bailout. Earlier this week, German Finance Minister, Wolfgang ...
20/08/2013
HMRC Issues Simpler QROPS Process. HMRC has issued a pension schemes newsletter confirming that it will be making changes to simplify the ...
14/08/2013
35000 Cypriot Mortgages Mis-Sold. The Swiss Franc mortgage debacle in Cyprus continues as legal action starts to take shape both in the ...
13/08/2013
Greece Economy Recovery. Whilst Greece is still in recession and its economy shrunk again in the second quarter 2013 by an annualised ...
09/08/2013
Cyprus Swiss Franc Mortgage Action. Last year the British High Court ruled that some Cypriot property purchases via mortgages with Cyprus based ...
07/08/2013
Australia Record Low Interest Rates. Given the decline in demand for mining that has driven the Australian economy whilst the rest of ...
02/08/2013
Rumours Hong Kong QROPS De-authorised. We have seen rumours flying around the internet overnight that all but two Hong Kong registered QROPS ...
July 2013
31/07/2013
Offshore Company Formation Numbers Fall. Some of the major offshore markets fell by 3.6% in the second half of 2012 when compared ...
26/07/2013
Too Ugly For A Job in France. Too ugly for a job in France? It is alledged a US clothes retailer, which ...
25/07/2013
Portugal Property Confidence Increase. The Portuguese property market is seeing signs of stability, as prices begin to level out and positivity starts ...
23/07/2013
Spain Top Property Tax League. Tax professionals have found that governments in certain countries are targeting wealthy property buyers and striking them ...
18/07/2013
Greek Yes Vote On More Austerity. Security is being stepped up in the Greek capital today as fears grow over protests and ...
17/07/2013
USA FATCA Deadline July 2014 Extension. The deadline for the US’s Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has been pushed back to ...
15/07/2013
Most Popular QROPS. Skandia International have conducted a poll which found that Isle of Man is the QROPS capital. The Isle of ...
11/07/2013
EU Failed Bank Plans. New plans are in discussion for a sole EU wide authority, responsible for closing banks in the EU ...
10/07/2013
Italy Credit Rating Downgrade. Standard & Poors has downgraded the credit worthiness of Italy. The cut was a result of continued weakness ...
08/07/2013
More EU Greek Bailout Funds. Greece’s latest bailout money could be in sight as international lenders approach a deal for the latest ...
05/07/2013
Expats Poorer As Pound Weakens. The pound has devalued after markets wrongly assumed the Bank of England (BoE) would begin raising interest ...

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