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A DECADE ago the ascent of European investment banks seemed unstoppable. Their fall has been precipitous. Of the more than half a dozen European banks that stood astride the world’s capital markets five years ago, only two real powerhouses remain: Deutsche Bank and Barclays. Both are fighting to retain t

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It seems Britons aren't letting the financial crisis get in their way of plans to own Spanish property and were flashing the cash in the country throughout last year. The Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism revealed that people from the UK spent a total of €1.46 billion (£1.24 billion approximately) in Spain - up by 12 per...

It is beginning to feel as though there is no end in sight to the global financial crisis and in those countries most affected, recovery seems a long way off. For Spain, the property market crash in 2008 contributed heavily to its downfall and real estate prices are continuing to plummet, despite considerable activity from overseas buyers. But...
For the focused investor

BRENDAN KENNEDY received an engineering degree, started a software firm and sold its assets to Boeing, studied for a Yale MBA and then joined a Silicon Valley bank reviewing new-business proposals. His latest venture takes a sharp turn off the beaten path. Mr Kennedy has become an investor in the marijuana business.

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Demographic changes are affecting the Australian property market and investors may find certain segments more competitive now than in previous years. In what became a roundup of 2013 trends, industry experts told an Australian Property Institute forum that changes in population, family size, age and wealth are shaping real estate demand, the...

The recovery of the Spanish property market doesn't just depend on rekindling buyer interest, according to industry experts. Members of the Luxury Real Estate network discussed the future of the sector at the 7th Annual International Symposium at the Westin Hotel Valencia. Hosted by Inmobiliaria Rimontgó, the conference created a broad,...

ECONOMIC backwardness has its advantages. Latecomers to industrialisation can follow the path their forerunners broke before them and perhaps skip some steps along the way. As a result, poor countries can narrow the gap with rich ones. But this happy principle of economic convergence does not always hold sway. Some poor countries fail to get

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Investors considering Turkish property must research the implications of new tax laws, according to Colordarcy Investment. The changes affect new builds and mean that they will now fall within the standard 18 per cent tax band. Failing to account for the law when purchasing new-build or off-plan property in Turkey could lead to higher levies than...

It seems the word to describe Bulgarian property at the moment is sluggish, with statistics showing that prices are continuing to slowly decline. The Global Property Guide reported that with the economy improving only slightly and the housing market remaining fairly stagnant, any change in the sector isn't likely to occur any time soon.

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