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Month: November 2017

Property In Malaysia, Is The Bubble About To Burst ?

  Next year is expected to be another flat and challenging period for the real estate market, with the issue being the lack of affordability which remains unresolved. Although overall consumer sentiment has improved and asking prices have come down, the key issues of affordability overhangs  high-rise homes, rising cost of living and tight financing… Read More ›

Week 47 In Review

                  German coalition talks fail, snap election possible United Kingdom mulls €40 billion Brexit payment European economy powers ahead Yellen: Low inflation a “mystery”   Global equities were modestly higher on the week amid strong global economic momentum. The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note was… Read More ›

Summary of The UK’s Budget 2017

                      I have highlighted the points that may affect people Stamp duty and housing Stamp duty to be abolished immediately for first-time buyers purchasing properties worth up to £300,000 To help those in London and other expensive areas, the first £300,000 of the cost of… Read More ›

UK Expat Issues – Residency, Domicile & Tax

                      As you have seen in the news lately things are changing in the UK not only to combat money leaving the UK but to also combat tax evasion. There is a misconception that tax avoidance is the same as Tax evasion, it’s not.  … Read More ›

Week 46 In Review – US Tax Bill Clears First Legislative Hurdle

                  GOP tax bills passed by House, Senate committee Japan economy expands for 7th quarter Eurozone reports solid growth, inflation pace slows ECB warns economy still reliant on stimulus   Global equities edged slightly lower this week amid an uptick in volatility. Yields on benchmark US 10-year Treasury… Read More ›

Week 45 In Review – Tax Plans In Flux

                  Congress reworking tax proposals Trump inks China trade deals Saudi corruption probe, regional tensions boost oil NY Fed chief announces retirement China central bank head voices qualms over high leverage   Global equities reached all-time highs at midweek before backing off slightly ahead of the weekend…. Read More ›

Week 44 In Review – UK Rate Increase, Pensions & World News

                  Pension and UK related:   AuM at 42 biggest UK asset managers drops £228bn in one year UK pension deficit drops by £50bn New state pension rules mean workers’ pay through their 40s and 50s ‘for nothing’ Interest rates rise: Pensions and savers joy   Macro… Read More ›