Property in South Africa is becoming more and more attractive to investors, as the sector begins to recover from the financial crisis. However, industry experts are now encouraging potential buyers to change the way they look at real estate in the country to get the most out of residential stock.

John Loos, household and consumer sector economist...

For those considering investing in Brazilian property, 2013 could be the ideal time to pick up a bargain. According to the latest global house price index, real estate prices are likely to stagnate next year, continuing the current trend for slow and marginal growth.

The report revealed that overall house prices in mainstream residential markets...

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Property in Bulgaria is proving popular with Russian-speaking buyers. Ivan Goranov, expert in real estates, explained to Focus News Agency that “interest of foreign citizens in the Bulgarian holiday, mountain and seaside properties remains relatively big”.

Russian and Romanian investors are increasingly snapping up seaside properties...

Those considering buying real estate in Spain are being reminded that time is running out to take advantage of a tax deduction.

Taylor Wimpey Espana is offering VAT of just four per cent on properties in several locations throughout Spain, which will enable buyers to qualify for half future Capital Gains Tax until the end of 2012.

Due to falling...

NOVEMBER was a record month for corporate-bond issuance in America. December will be better still, and regardless of the inevitable dip in January, the hunt for yield among investors will keep the issues coming in the new year. For a banking industry mired in gloom—Citigroup announced 11,000 job cuts on December 5th—the debt market is the bri

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Andalucia property is increasing in popularity and helping to drive Spanish real estate sales. According to Taylor Wimpey Espana, foreign buyers are showing lots of interest in the country of late and coastal regions are proving themselves to be the main draw.

Marc Pritchard, sales and marketing manager for the real estate agent, stated:...
Thriving in its main market

IN 1994 Kenya’s Equity Building Society was technically insolvent. It looked like the end of the road for a family business that had grown out of a cheque-cashing venture for farmers into a mortgage lender for Kenya’s poor. Its logo—a modest house with a brown roof—spoke to its mission to help low-income Kenyans make smal

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Top 10% of households are 850 times wealthier than the bottom, a report by the Office for National Statistics reveals

The bottom 50% of households in Britain have just £4,400 of cash, property and pensions compared to the £1.2m held by the top 10%, according to an Office for National Statistics report which lays bare the vast disparities in wealth...

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