The London property market is witnessing soaring buying activity for rental apartments ahead of new tax on home coming into effect from April 2016. The latest rush for buying is also pushing prices up.
As Credit Suisse booked its first full-year loss since 2008 on Thursday, CEO Tidjane Thiam asked his bonus to be reduced. The financial group reported a worse than expected net loss in 2015.
HMRC has been conducting multiyear investigation to unearth Google’s tax dodging events. Though denied earlier, a Google spokesperson has narrated a deal with the Britain’s tax authority to pay taxes of £130 million due for over a decade. The deal is significant since many countries around the globe are conducting scrutiny to ascertain dodged tax amounts of Google and other multinationals. Investigations in accordance with OECD guidelines may also help France to establish its claim for $1 billion as unpaid taxes.
The adverse conditions in the global economy and weaker stocks on Wall Street may prevent the US Federal Reserve from going for a rate hike again. Some analysts forecast four more rate hikes in 2016, while Reuters' poll indicate three times hike this year. The slump in commodities, weaker global markets, slowdown in China's economy and lower oil prices are causes of concerns for the US Fed as these are upsetting the Wall Street.
The instability in Chinese economy, after the dragon country devalued Yuan for eighth time, has created tremors across the global bourses. All the sectors fell in the range of 0.4 percent to 1.8 percent on the Wall Street. Safe haven yellow metal gained four percent in 2016. Chinese CSI 300 index fell 7%.
Several states and cities including New York will consider proposals to lift pay further to $15 an hour. California, on the other hand, is planning to increase wages up to $1 which is the highest among all states.
Tax Policy Centre came out with its latest analysis report on the Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump's tax plan and its impact. The report reveals that it would impact the Federal revenues. It has stated that Trump's tax cut plan would benefit rich people than middle-income groups.
The average home price in London is set to double by 2025, while it's 50% surge in the UK, according to a latest study. The rise in housing prices is impacting consumer spending. The number of property millionaires is rising encouragingly since January. However, the new tax regime has slowed down the rate of growth in Scotland.
The US housing activity rose 10.5 percent in November. The construction activity in the single-family housing touched eight-year high. Builders turned optimistic on the US housing market. The mortgage rates are set to go up after the US Federal Reserve hiking the interest rate.
The eCommerce store for Blackberry has launched the special festive holiday promotions starting from 15th December, 2015 afternoon. Grab the last minute gifts for Christmas and New Year from the official Blackberry online store.
Apple has opened an advanced display screen development center secretly in Taiwan. As the news is not yet out in public, Apple officials are keeping it under the wraps.
The US Federal Reserve is expected to make a decision on the interest rate on Wednesday. Most probably, the Fed will opt for a rate hike. If it raises the interest rate, then it will impact all types of borrowing costs for consumers.
It is officially a holiday season and also an official month of spending vs. saving. A recent survey found that 57 percent of those who participate in holiday gift-giving began their shopping in early November. This was up from 54 percent in 2014 and 49 percent in 2008. Holiday season does not have to be a financial burden if you plan accordingly and implement effective strategies. To help you save money on holiday shopping I’ve compiled a list of some tips and tricks you can follow to achieve your goal.
National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) filed lawsuits against banking lenders includng Morgan Stanley for allegedly selling faulty mortgage-backed securities. Morgan Stanley without admiting its fault, has agreed to pay $225 million to seele the claims. The total value of such claims recovered by NCUA reached to $2.43 billion since 2011.
Following the pandemic, natural calamities, and major employment shifts, a startling new study on the online news site News Nation shows that 1 in 4 Americans don't have an emergency fund.
Generational wealth is a facet of wealth management that is often misunderstood. Labeled trust fund babies, rich kids, and lucky breaks, those who receive an inheritance from families are rare.
Social media has successfully made it to the mainstream consciousness of over half the global population. DataReportal's latest study shows that over 4.33 billion people worldwide are using some form of social networking site this year. That's why it's no wonder many tech companies are interested in investing or forming the next Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube to capture the hearts and minds of the general population.
Ease of access, freedom to choose in which to invest the money and lines of credit designed according to the needs of consumers, are some of the characteristics that have made consumer credit one of the most important financing products in the world’s market.
While researchers have suggested that individuals who base their self-worth on their financial success often feel lonely in everyday life, a newly published study by the University at Buffalo and Harvard Business School has taken initial steps to better understand why this link exists.
The younger generations are willing to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to sustainable living.
An international research team led by NUST MISIS has developed a new iron-cobalt-nickel nanocomposite with tunable magnetic properties. The nanocomposite could be used to protect money and securities from counterfeiting. The study was published in Nanomaterials.
Bank credit officers are more likely to approve loan applications earlier and later in the day, while 'decision fatigue' around midday is associated with defaulting to the safer option of saying no.
After graduating or leaving college, many students face a difficult choice: Try to pay off their student loans as fast as possible to save on interest, or enroll in an income-based repayment plan, which offers affordable payments based on their income and forgives any balance remaining after 20 or 25 years.