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UK Real Estate Performs Strongly In 2013

UK Real Estate Performs Strongly In 2013

March 5, 2014 2:15 pm

A recovery in regional property values during the end months of 2013 enabled property returns in the UK to stand at 4.4% in the fourth quarter, Improving business and consumer sentiment in main cities like Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Leeds coupled with the ongoing strength of London and the South East, has enabled capital values […]

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HMRC Gets Tough With Tax Avoiders 2

HMRC Gets Tough With Tax Avoiders

February 12, 2014 12:53 pm

HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs) could make a demand on upfront payments from users of a wider range of tax avoidance schemes than originally planned. UK Chancellor George Osborne in his 2013 Autumn Statement announced that payment would be requested from taxpayers using structures the same as or similar to those already defeated in the […]

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Hong Kong Looks To Enhance Swiss Trade Ties

Hong Kong Looks To Enhance Swiss Trade Ties

February 12, 2014 12:53 pm

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So while on a recent visit to Switzerland promoted Hong Kong as a place for Swiss firms to undertake business, using both the FTA (Free Trade Agreement) between Hong Kong and the member states of the European Free Trade Association, and the Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership […]

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Foreign Investors Close $31Bn Dubai Property In 2013

Foreign Investors Close $31Bn Dubai Property In 2013

February 12, 2014 12:52 pm

On Tuesday, the Dubai Land Department revealed that foreign investors were part and parcel of close to half of all real estate deals in Dubai last year. The sum total of all international real estate transactions for 2013 exceeded AED 114 billion ($31 billion), nearly half the AED 236 billion total. Foreign nationals from 162 […]

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