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....When you are a victim of this country’s housing crisis – and heaven knows there are millions of us – it can be hard to decide with whom to be most angry. Is it the successive governments who have failed to make home ownership an achievable ambition for much of my generation? The foreign investors who ramp up prices but leave their properties empty and unloved? The tenancy management companies that fail to listen to tenants’ concerns about safety and living conditions? The MPs who, because so many of them are buy-to-let landlords, won’t do anything to help those of us stuck in expensive rented accommodation?. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... “Effectively, what Brexit has done is it is has thrown a large number of them on to hold, because they simply don’t know where their job is going to be,” he says. When last summer’s referendum sent the pound tumbling against other currencies, some analysts predicted a house price bubble in London, as foreign investors took advantage of the exchange rate to snap up properties. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The UK has introduced changes to capital gains tax liability and higher stamp duty on expensive properties. Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne and Hong Kong have all recently whacked taxes on to foreign investors’ property purchases. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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A tale of two housing markets: booming Burnley and stagnant Kensington image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 03:00:48 PM
.... “Effectively, what Brexit has done is it is has thrown a large number of them on to hold, because they simply don’t know where their job is going to be,” he says. When last summer’s referendum sent the pound tumbling against other currencies, some analysts predicted a house price bubble in London, as foreign investors took advantage of the exchange rate to snap up properties. ...
The Guardian view on Grenfell and the housing crisis: no more excuses | Editorial image
.... The UK has introduced changes to capital gains tax liability and higher stamp duty on expensive properties. Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne and Hong Kong have all recently whacked taxes on to foreign investors’ property purchases. ...
So estate agents are being replaced by robots? It’s about time | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett image
....When you are a victim of this country’s housing crisis – and heaven knows there are millions of us – it can be hard to decide with whom to be most angry. Is it the successive governments who have failed to make home ownership an achievable ambition for much of my generation? The foreign investors who ramp up prices but leave their properties empty and unloved? The tenancy management companies that fail to listen to tenants’ concerns about safety and living conditions? The MPs who, because so many of them are buy-to-let landlords, won’t do anything to help those of us stuck in expensive rented accommodation?. ...
Channel Tunnel rail link sold on to consortium for £3bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 05:38:02 PM
. The Canadian pension funds that own Britain’s HS1 high-speed railway between London and the Channel tunnel have sold to a consortium of UK and foreign investors. ...
China's $9tn bond market opens up to foreign investors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 09:05:02 AM
. A long-awaited scheme enabling foreign investors to buy and sell Chinese bonds has been launched. ...
Hard Brexit could halt Heathrow expansion plans, says Lord Adonis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 12:32:00 PM
....”. Heathrow is owned by a range of foreign investors, the biggest two of which are a Spanish consortium and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund. ...
Foreign investors snapping up London homes suitable for first-time buyers image
....In 2015, the brochure for a development in Vauxhall Cross boasted returns on property in the area had been “better than … the FTSE 100 and gold”. Earlier this year, it emerged that one new apartment complex in Southwark, on the site of the former Heygate council estate, was 100% bought up by foreign investors. ...
What are the markets telling us about the election? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 11:36:19 AM
....But following the election result there's now also speculation about a relaxation of austerity: a longer timescale for balancing the government's budget. That sort of thing doesn't go down well with foreign investors, who like to see a disciplined approach. ...
Germany fears big losses over tax scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 11:14:16 PM
....We may never really know the full extent of those practices; largely because they involved fiendishly complex transactions, which German media broadly divide into two kinds. In the first type, German banks and stockbrokers bought and sold shares for foreign investors in a way which allowed them to claim a tax refund for which they were not eligible. ...
Mine craft: why BHP's strategic overhaul could help repel a hedge fund predator image
....Andrew Holt, the chief executive in Australia of the creative agency VCCP, says the “Think Big” campaign showed BHP was going back to its roots in order to restore its “Australian-ness”. “That would seem a timely argument if you’re trying to fight off a foreign investor,” he says. ...
US and China sign trade agreement image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 07:40:22 AM
.... . The criticism that foreign investors usually have of doing business with China is that typically it is China that benefits far more than the foreign business partner. ...
Kushner family business cancels China business pitch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 04:16:54 AM
....Ms Meyer had mentioned her brother while urging investors to put $500,000 (£386,500) into a New Jersey property project through the so-called EB-5 programme. The EB-5 visa programme, often used by wealthy Chinese nationals, allows foreign investors a path to a green card if they invest more than $500,000 in a project that creates jobs in the US. ...
Kushner family apologises for mentioning Jared at China pitch image
.... . The EB-5 visa programme, often used by wealthy Chinese nationals, allows foreign investors a path to a green card if they invest more than $500,000 in a project that creates jobs in the US. ...
Xiongan district becomes hot property in China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 10:10:56 AM
.... . Anticipation about a new possible SEZ - where the local authorities have more freedom to make their own economic rules to appeal to domestic and foreign investors - had been bubbling for months. ...
Sterling’s fall lifts UK exports, figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 04:15:49 PM
....The ONS said the improvement was mainly due to the sharp narrowing of the trade deficit, or the gap between exports and imports, which in turn was boosted by the fall in the pound since the EU referendum. Before last year’s referendum on EU membership, the Bank of England had highlighted Britain’s record current account gap and noted that the UK relies on foreign investors to fund the shortfall. ...
South Africa leaders divided after President Zuma sacks Gordhan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 10:39:38 PM
....The bond markets, this is where government debt is sold and the values are directly linked to the prospects of the economy have also reacted negatively. For foreign investors that is a boon, but for South African taxpayers subsidising the state it does not represent value for money. ...
May's 'global Britain' gets boost as Qatar looks at £5bn investment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:10:53 PM
....On Monday, two days before the planned triggering of article 50, Qatari investors at a London conference suggested they were unperturbed by the prospect of Britain’s departure from the EU and were looking for further opportunities to build on already significant investments in the UK that include the Olympic Village in east London, the Shard building, Harrods department store and a stake in Sainsbury’s. The pound’s weakness since last June’s referendum has made UK assets, such as property and stocks, more attractive to foreign investors. ...
UK banks given new stress test scenarios image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 11:43:00 AM
.... . Setting out the stress test scenarios, the Bank of England said: "As highlighted in recent financial stability reports, the United Kingdom's large current account deficit creates a vulnerability to a reduction in foreign investor appetite for UK assets and increases in funding costs for real-economy borrowers. ...
Foreign companies flock to build nuclear plants in the UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
....Nuclear energy faces an uncertain future globally as concerns over safety and cost dog the industry. But in the UK, foreign investors are queueing up to back projects. ...
Brexit-proof the UK economy with more R&D, say employers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:01:30 AM
....7%. Adopting a target for R&D spending would send an important signal to foreign investors and academics that the UK can remain a hub for innovation and scientific collaboration in a post-Brexit world, the CBI will say. ...
Bob Diamond in deal to buy stockbroker Panmure Gordon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 07:45:59 AM
....The deal, which he described as "transformational", catapulted Barclays into the top league of global investment banks. The bank declined a bailout by the UK government at the height of the credit crunch crisis and instead sold a large stake to foreign investors, mainly from Qatar and Abu Dhabi, to raise cash. ...
The Scottish economy has strengths – but could it make a success of independence? | Larry Elliott image
.... A crash in commodity prices – of the sort seen in 2014-15 – would result in borrowing costs being cut and the currency falling in value. Exports would become cheaper and foreign investors would be wooed by the prospect of being able to purchase assets more cheaply. ...
Trump is set to win the battle on interest rates, but US economy will pay the price image
.... An increase in the base rate, however small, will tighten the screw on younger voters and some of the poorest communities who voted for him and rely on credit to get by. More importantly for his economic programme, higher interest rates in the US will act like a honeypot for foreign investors, who will transfer their funds to New York. ...
'Cheesegrater' building sold to Chinese investors for £1.15bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:24:33 PM
.... . The iconic building is the latest to be acquired by foreign investors and is one of the largest UK property deals so far by a Chinese investor. ...
‘Housing should be seen as a human right. Not a commodity’ | Patrick Butler image
.... Many subsidise it through tax breaks and bank bailouts, while simultaneously slashing public spending on social housing programmes. Others openly encourage it, offering rich individual foreign investors citizenship (“golden visas”) in return for property investment. ...
How Xi Jinping's global ambitions could thrive as Trump turns inward image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:25:10 PM
....” Xi’s critics scoff at the president’s attempts to pose as a book-lover abroad while cracking down on the arts at home. His claims at the Swiss ski resort to support “global connectivity”, “investment liberalisation” and an open-door policy for foreign investors have met with similar derision. ...
London shares hit year's high at end of 2016 trading image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 09:25:42 AM
.... . But a foreign investor buying the same selection of assets would not have done so well, because sterling has fallen so sharply. ...
Snow cabins and jungle showers: the latest perks of a luxury London flat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 01:59:49 PM
....5m, is now 12%. Anybody buying through a company, which was popular for foreign investors, can be hit by a tax of up to £250,000 a year. ...
China to rein in outward investment as domestic growth stalls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 03:54:56 PM
....com paid for flight comparison website Skyscanner. The takeover was announced just a day after the chancellor, Philip Hammond, promised to stem the flow of British firms being sold to foreign investors before reaching their full potential. ...
Ireland may not get Apple's €13bn back taxes in full, EU says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 11:56:26 AM
....While Brussels is confident it will win its case, the Irish government accused the commission of riding roughshod over Ireland’s sovereignty, by trying to rewrite the country’s corporation tax rules. Unveiling its formal legal submission on Monday, the finance department described how low taxes are the point of its sales pitch to foreign investors, arguing it was perfectly legal to levy far less tax on profits than imposed by competitors. ...
Ireland to fight EU order to collect €13bn in back taxes from Apple image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 01:39:35 AM
.... The country charges the American company only for sales on its own territory at Europe-low rates that in turn have been greatly reduced by the controversial use of shell companies at home and abroad. In its formal legal submission, the Dublin says its low taxes are the whole point of its sales pitch to foreign investors — and said it is perfectly legal to levy far less tax on profits than imposed by competitors. ...
US rate rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 07:10:01 PM
.... . Ms Stupnytska says countries most sensitive to rising rates are Turkey, South Africa, Malaysia and Mexico, because a large amount of their debt is held by foreign investors and their economies are relatively weak. ...
UK's trade deficit before Brexit vote narrower than first calculated image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 11:14:26 PM
....The multi-billion pound errors mean the UK appears to have relied slightly less on the “kindness of strangers” in the run up to the referendum. Bank of England governor Mark Carney used the phrase to highlight how Britain, to balance its books, depends on foreign investors to bridge the shortfall in the balance of payments with the rest of the world. ...
UK office construction forecast to plunge after Brexit vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 02:29:49 PM
.... At one stage it had lost almost 20% of its value. Another draw for foreign investors is that they continue to be taxed in the same way as UK buyers, unlike countries such as the US which have imposed extra non-dom taxes. ...
Shenzhen-Hong Kong trading scheme kicks off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 12:59:36 AM
....5 trillion (£5. 1 trillion) equity markets to foreign investors. ...
Prince Alwaleed says women driving ban hurts Saudi economy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 02:03:53 PM
....Although he has no political position in the country, he is the chairman of the Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), which owns stakes in the huge US bank Citigroup and the Euro Disney theme park and which is listed on the Saudi stock exchange. KHC claims to be one of the largest foreign investors in the US, with interests in hotels, property and news media. ...
RBS fails Bank of England stress test image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 09:01:18 AM
....As the Bank announced the results of its third annual stress tests it warned of a “challenging period of uncertainty around the domestic and global economic outlook”. Its financial stability report, a half-yearly update on risks to the financial system, listed domestic risks which include the uncertainty created by the Brexit vote, the commercial property sector, high level of debts in UK households and the potential vulnerability of the economy to a reduction in foreign investors buying UK debt. ...
Samsung Electronics may split amid pressure over governance and dividends image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 04:03:26 AM
....Samsung Electronics has said it is considering splitting in two, to allow heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong to take over the firm from his father, Lee Kun-hee, and address governance concerns. Samsung has also come under pressure from foreign investors, including the US hedge fund Elliott Management, to improve its corporate governance through the establishment of a holding company and to increase dividends for shareholders. ...
Skyscanner sold to China's Ctrip in £1.4bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 05:04:39 AM
....Skyscanner’s chief executive, Gareth Willams, 47, said the firm remained “very much a British company” and that none of its 500 UK-based staff would lose their jobs. But the sale will raise concerns about foreign takeovers, coming just a day after the chancellor, Philip Hammond, promised to stem the flow of British firms being sold to foreign investors before reaching their full potential. ...
Housing Ladder arcade game has players dodging buy-to-let investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 07:00:42 AM
. Britain’s housing crisis has been turned into a spoof arcade game where players have to dodge second-home owners and foreign investors to “buy a house or die trying”. ...
TTIP was defeated by activists – Trump just exploited public anger over it | Nick Dearden image
.... The TTIP deal has rightly been seen as less a traditional agreement on tariffs and more an attempt to give big business new powers over our laws and public services. All of this would be enforceable in special “corporate courts” only accessible to large foreign investors. ...
Wage gap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 12:17:12 AM
.... . Will foreign investors be permitted to hire Cuban workers directly instead of through the state employment agency? And will they receive wages at an "international" market rate? . ...
Sales of luxury London properties collapsed by 86% in past year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 12:43:40 PM
.... According to Juwai, which claims to be the biggest international property website for Chinese investors, inquiries were up 12% in August to a record high as the yuan-rich scout around for bargain buys in London. “Ironically, the rapid devaluation of sterling, now attracting foreign investors back to London, may be the biggest hope of salvaging a potentially embarrassing and costly situation,” said Heaton. ...
FTSE 100 slips after hitting record high, as pound extends falls image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of October 2016 07:34:58 AM
....Also on Tuesday, a senior official at Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, said Friday's flash crash had correctly reflected expectations for the UK economy. The fund is one of Britain's biggest foreign investors, holding shares in most large UK companies and a stake in London's Regent Street. ...
Five minute guide to plunging value of the pound image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 9th of October 2016 12:01:00 AM
.... . Chief trader at Ayondo Markets Jordan Hiscott says sterling has been driven lower by two post-Brexit developments: “The first was the Bank of England’s decision to cut interest rates in August, which makes the currency less attractive to foreign investors. ...
Samsung shares jump on shake-up proposal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 07:20:25 AM
....But investors and analysts believe Elliott's latest attempt could pave the way for the Lee family to embrace change. "A lot of foreign investors in Samsung believe that the company is undervalued," said Andrew Milroy from the Singapore based consultancy firm, Frost and Sullivan. ...
Chinese investors pay A$88.88m for Sydney property image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of September 2016 05:19:15 AM
....The report said housing prices peaked in the second half of 2015 and since then been slightly corrected. But the growing demand from foreign investors has led to the residential market "tripling in value over the last three years. ...
National Grid deal 'should be halted', says GMB union image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of September 2016 11:01:11 PM
...."So National Grid is looking to sell as it sees gas networks as low growth going forwards". But the business is proving attractive to foreign investors. ...
Brazil launches rescue plan to fix economy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 12:57:35 AM
....Mr Temer was vice-president, but took over as president at the end of August after Ms Rousseff was impeached and removed from office on charges of illegally manipulating the government's accounts. He has pledged to make pension and labour reforms as well as make infrastructure investments more attractive to private firms and foreign investors. ...
London housing: why Hong Kong cash in Colindale is not all bad image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of September 2016 09:59:16 AM
.... The fall in the value of the pound since the EU referendum has given wealthy global shoppers like them a further incentive to buy future London bricks and mortar “off-plan”, and changes in stamp duty and levies on second homes have made purchasing handfuls of units of half-built suburban housing more profitable than buying fewer of them in Kensington. Outrage! Are those archetypal “rich foreign investors” now buying up the suburbs too at the expense of native Brits? Shouldn’t they be stopped? What would happen if they were? “Be careful what you wish for,” warns one house builder. ...
Brexit sparks foreign property spree in London image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of September 2016 11:01:36 PM
. The fall of the pound following the EU referendum has triggered a spending spree in London's property market from foreign investors. ...
Big spenders image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of August 2016 01:03:44 PM
....Meanwhile, another sports finance expert points to further reasons for the spending increase in recent years. "TV money is obviously one big factor, but there are other issues, including the number of wealthy foreign investors who have come in and taken over English top clubs, such as at Manchester City," Harry Philp of Portland Advisers tells the BBC. ...
Nigerian economy slips into recession image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of August 2016 09:03:14 AM
.... . That's led to a spike in inflation, but the hope is that it will attract foreign investors. ...
UK sees record number of foreign investment projects image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of August 2016 11:00:05 PM
....The US remains the biggest source of inward investment, accounting for 570 projects, followed by China with 156 and India with 140. Simon French, chief economist for Panmure Gordon said attractive tax rates, the use of English, a reliable legal system, and Britain's membership of the European Union were factors that have made the UK an attractive location for foreign investors. ...
TTIP trouble image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of August 2016 11:30:42 AM
.... . There is also a widespread concern about plans for tribunals or courts where foreign investors would be able to sue a host country government if its policies breached the agreement and caused losses to the investor. ...
Australia blocks Ausgrid energy grid sale to Chinese companies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of August 2016 09:01:09 AM
.... . On Friday, Mr Morrison said selling the grid to foreign investors would be against the national interest. ...
Farming dreams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of August 2016 11:36:16 PM
...."According to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, five acres of arable land is enough to sustain a family in Africa. "Imagine giving away 100,000 hectares of land to a foreign investor in the country that might, at best, hire 1,000 people. ...
Shenzhen-Hong Kong stock tie up approved by government image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of August 2016 01:23:08 AM
....The move comes as China looks to open up its $6. 5 trillion (£5 trillion) equity markets to foreign investors. ...
Quantitative easing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 01:02:54 PM
.... In other words, investors have to pay more to get the same income. If market interest rates are lower that depresses the value of a currency because it becomes less attractive to foreign investors. ...
Foreign home buyers face new tax in Vancouver area image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 04:42:57 PM
....A 15% property tax on foreign home buyers in the Canadian city of Vancouver has taken effect in an effort to create more affordable housing. The tax is aimed at preventing foreign investors, many from mainland China, from driving up costs in Canada's most expensive property market. ...
Hinkley Point delay 'frustrates' Chinese investors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 29th of July 2016 03:51:37 PM
....The BBC's industry correspondent, John Moylan said a senior delegation from China had flown in specially to attend the signing and they were now having to return home. Prime Minister Theresa May is stamping her authority on government policy even it it means ruffling the feathers of foreign investors. ...
UK starts post-Brexit trade talks with India image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 8th of July 2016 08:29:03 AM
....He will also visit the US, China, Japan and South Korea in the coming months. India is the third biggest foreign investor in the UK, according to UK Trade and Investment. ...
More property funds suspended as Brexit tremors continue in the City image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of July 2016 11:29:00 PM
....Raul Sinha, an analyst at JP Morgan, said: “While the major UK banks have £69bn of exposure we highlight smaller banks and building societies have exposure of £17bn but at higher loan-to-values. ” Commercial property lending by banks is down from £150bn in 2011 with foreign investors now accounting for 40% of the funding for the sector. ...

Opportunistic foreign investors may swoop on UK assets as pound slumps
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of July 2016 05:38:31 PM
Bank of England warns property is a key risk to economy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of July 2016 12:19:19 PM
....To translate that from Bank of England speak: there is a risk that commercial property prices may plummet. Much of the most valuable prime London commercial property is, of course, in the City, where some foreign investors such as banks and investment managers have helped to fund an intense and ongoing bout of construction, symbolised by iconic buildings with nicknames such as the Gherkin, the Cheese-grater or the Walkie Talkie. ...
Earls Court: uncertain times for 'landmark' London regeneration scheme image
....Since then we’ve had Brexit, with ramifications that are, for now, unclear. Addressing the London housing market in general, some interested parties say the ensuing fall in the value of the pound will help draw in the foreign investors these big projects have been depending on: estate agent Winkworth thinks the EU decision presents new opportunities for international buyers. ...
Post-Brexit should we defer completing purchase of our first home? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of June 2016 06:00:04 AM
.... There is also a view that the fact that demand still massively outstrips supply could prop up prices rather then seeing them fall. Since the plummet in the value of sterling, rather than a decline in demand from overseas buyers, some report a surge in interest from foreign investors keen to pick up a property bargain. ...
Expect fall in UK living standards and foreign investment, MPs hear image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of June 2016 06:39:20 PM
....A decline in foreign investment could hurt productivity, triggering the same fall in living standards the same situation seen after the 2008 financial crash. King’s message was reinforced by Sir Richard Branson, who was among several business people to warn that foreign investors have begun to shelve or cancel planned projects in the UK. ...
Avoidance tactics damage not just VW, but German economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 06:34:16 PM
.... It makes no sense. Hermes says VW’s disregard of governance principles has “undoubtedly tarnished the reputation of the German two-tier board system and employee representation among foreign investors, resulting in collateral damage to the German economy”. ...
Markets braced for choppy week as pound falls amid Brexit fears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of June 2016 05:08:06 AM
.... Meanwhile, monetary policy decisions only have short-term effects,” said Michiro Naito, executive director at equity derivatives at JPMorgan. Net selling by foreign investors from January through May was roughly 4. ...
The problem is not London's foreign investors – it's where their money goes image
.... That many properties are empty speaks to the fact that these are not homes and were never intended to be, but financial instruments: a way of placing a bet with huge returns and little risk. The problem with housing being bought up by foreign investors is not their nationality: it’s where the money goes. ...
London’s empty towers mark a very British form of corruption | Simon Jenkins image
.... Once dubbed Prescott Tower, after the minister who approved it against all advice, it is virtually empty. Related: Sadiq Khan condemns foreign investors' use of London homes as 'gold bricks'. ...

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