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....China's Dalian Wanda has pulled out of a $1bn bid for the owner of the Golden Globe TV and film awards, according to the US firm's parent company. A clampdown by the Chinese government on overseas investments is thought to be to blame. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Wanda's deal for Golden Globe firm collapses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 02:28:41 PM
....China's Dalian Wanda has pulled out of a $1bn bid for the owner of the Golden Globe TV and film awards, according to the US firm's parent company. A clampdown by the Chinese government on overseas investments is thought to be to blame. ...
China to rein in outward investment as domestic growth stalls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 03:54:56 PM
.... A diverse array of targets included the maker of Godzilla, Aston Villa Football Club and the pub in which former prime minister David Cameron and Chinese premier Xi Jinping once shared a pint. The spending spree boosted non-financial overseas investment 55% in the first 11 months of 2016, putting Chinese companies on course to spend £130bn this year, compared with £86bn in 2015, said commerce minister Gao Hucheng. ...
London mayor launches unprecedented inquiry into foreign property ownership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 02:09:05 PM
....Foreign investment has helped drive a fresh property building boom around the UK. Liverpool has received millions of pounds of overseas investment in housing and property in the past five years, including a £200m New Chinatown development that is under construction and is being heavily marketed in China. ...
India to grant residency to rich foreigners image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of August 2016 12:30:18 PM
....India says it will grant residency to foreigners who make a substantial economic contribution to the country. It is part of the government's plan to attract more overseas investment. ...
UK sees record number of foreign investment projects image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of August 2016 11:00:05 PM
....". The report suggested that 116,000 jobs were created or safeguarded by overseas investment last year. ...
FTSE 100 firms' pension deficit soars, says LCP image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of August 2016 11:01:23 PM
....25% and step up its bond-buying programme in an effort to stimulate the UK economy. However, at the same time, the fall in the value of the pound has meant that overseas investments by pension funds are worth more in sterling terms. ...

Northern Powerhouse dream 'depends on overseas investment'
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 9th of July 2016 06:13:00 PM
Japan shares recover after Friday's post-Brexit bout image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of June 2016 05:16:06 AM
....". Others were concerned about the direct impact on Japanese companies with their overseas investments being affected. ...
The problem is not London's foreign investors – it's where their money goes image
....But the most pernicious and covert xenophobia in the housing debate concerns “foreign ownership”. The amount of overseas investment, particularly in the London housing market, is increasing. ...
MONEY GUIDE: How to AVOID costly pension traps image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of June 2016 11:12:00 AM
....Penny Cogher at lawyers Irwin Mitchell says scams can appear convincing. “Common tactics include promising very high returns from overseas investments or new or ‘creative’ investments. ...
Scottish economy grows far more slowly than UK as a whole image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of May 2016 05:56:15 PM
....Scotland’s latest unemployment rates jumped above the UK average, adding to business nervousness, after a long period of relatively better figures. The SNP insisted the country’s economy was still strong, with among the highest levels of overseas investment in the UK. ...
Average Manhattan apartment costs $2m, and developers are to blame image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 05:08:48 PM
.... It comes as the US Treasury launches a crackdown on cash sales to unidentified owners, which the government said corrupt foreign officials and international criminal masterminds have used to disguise their ownership and wash “dirty money”. For a trial period, starting last month, the Treasury will require the identity of the “natural persons” behind shell companies used to pay cash for properties worth at least $3m (£2m) in Manhattan and $1m in Miami-Dade County, the nation’s second-biggest centre of overseas investment in property. ...
British savers response to pension freedom? Carry on as before image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of March 2016 06:59:21 AM
.... “Property is the most popular destination for cash withdrawn from pensions. While some have opted for overseas investments, alternative pension funds or Isas, 42% have reinvested their money into property purchases or improvements,” it found. ...
Financial stocks drag FTSE 100 sharply lower image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 08:28:29 AM
.... . The deal is the latest in a string of overseas investments for China's biggest chemical company, also known as ChemChina, as Beijing prods its companies to expand. ...
Iran: Business eyes new opportunities image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 12:03:39 AM
.... He notes that Thailand, which has a well developed tourism industry, attracts 20 million tourists a year. However, he points out, when Myanmar was opened to overseas investment, tourism numbers "jumped like crazy" and he thinks Iran could see a similar surge. ...
Property is all about location - and there's no place for George Osborne's stamp duty reforms image
....” . Since the end of the financial crisis, London’s high-end property market has become synonymous with overseas investment, in particular from the former Soviet Union. ...
EU rules limiting foreign ownership of airlines may be relaxed image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 7th of December 2015 07:40:38 PM
.... Rules that limit foreign ownership of EU airlines, including British carriers, to no more than 49pc could be relaxed by the European Commission . Violeta Bulc, the EU transport commissioner, said that restrictions on overseas investment in airlines may be lifted as part of plans to boost the competitiveness of the region’s aviation industry that will see the Commission pursue air traffic agreements with the Gulf states. ...
Questor share tip: Atkins shares boosted by Osborne's infrastructure focus image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 26th of November 2015 07:34:40 PM
.... . The company said trading in the UK was supported by a “healthy pipeline” of work from the Government, boosted by additional overseas investment into the energy business. ...
Ghosts of crashes past still haunt this consumer Christmas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of November 2015 09:00:04 AM
....1% of GDP last year, the highest level since records began in 1948. The reasons are complicated: as well as the trade balance, the current account deficit includes the returns we make on overseas investments – which have declined recently – compared with the returns earned by foreign investors in Britain. ...
Brexit vote would trigger a run on the pound, warns Bank of America image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 6th of November 2015 02:30:42 PM
.... . They have, however, warned that large unforseen political shocks could lead to a "sudden stop" in overseas investment flows as foreigners turn their back on the UK. ...
Pension savers targeted to invest in unregulated car parking spaces image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 02:52:53 PM
.... . “Like other scams such as property development, overseas investments and storage pods, the sales pitch can sound seductive,” Mr McPhail said. ...
'It's an insult': Chinese property developers race to the top of London’s skyline image
....“The top Chinese developers are being driven by challenges in the domestic market and global branding needs,” says Eric Zhao, a Chinese markets specialist at Savills. “Companies are beginning to diversify their huge capital outside of China after the restriction on overseas investment was lifted by the regulator. ...
What does China own in the UK? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of October 2015 11:05:57 PM
....And despite the slowdown in the Chinese economy in the past five years, the government has been putting this money to good use, particularly so since it recovered from the global economic slowdown sparked by 2008's financial crisis. In fact, overseas investments have grown from $20bn in 2005 to $171bn last year. ...
Government fires starting gun on sale of King’s Cross stake image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 17th of August 2015 08:44:23 AM
.... . “Albeit a relatively modest move in the grand scheme of Chancellor George Osborne's privatisation plans, it still represents an opportunity for the government to show a tidy profit as well as encourage a big chunk of overseas investment into Europe’s largest city-centre development," said Lee Jackson, partner and real estate expert at law firm Eversheds. ...
Savers are embracing their pension freedom ... and so are the scammers image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 17th of July 2015 11:00:00 PM
.... If someone offers you a "great" opportunity, it's almost certainly a scam of some kind. One of the most common scams since the pension freedoms were announced has been overseas investment opportunities. ...
Freedom reform leads to £1.8bn run on pension pots image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of July 2015 11:01:00 PM
.... If someone offers you a “great”’ opportunity, it’s almost certainly a scam of some kind. One of the most common since the pension freedoms were announced are dodgy overseas investment opportunities. ...
Why the volatility in Chinese markets? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of July 2015 09:20:08 AM
....With the exception of a few institutional investors, foreigners can't invest directly in mainland Chinese stocks. And so large Chinese companies wanting to tap overseas investment money often have a listing on the Hong Kong market too. ...
What is TTIP? The controversial trade deal proposal explained image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of July 2015 01:01:51 PM
....One of the most controversial elements of the trade proposal is the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision. ISDS provisions have been included in many trade deals since the 1980s, to encourage overseas investment in poorer countries. ...
UK loses ground in global investment banking market image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of June 2015 04:49:45 PM
.... . "In the medium term we’re going to see London become predominantly a location where overseas investment banks operate. ...
Saudi Arabia opens up stock market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of June 2015 10:10:13 AM
.... Until now, they were only able to indirectly buy shares and would only get the economic benefits. Industry experts say Monday's move, that allows foreigners voting rights, could be transformative for the region as Saudi companies will be able to profit from the scrutiny and strategy of sophisticated international partners and overseas investment will help push forward the country's economic reforms. ...
The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries | Claire Provost and Matt Kennard image
.... But with the Vattenfall case, Germany found itself in the dock for the first time. The irony was not lost on those who considered Germany to be the grandfather of investor-state arbitration: it was a group of German businessmen, in the late 1950s, who first conceived of a way to protect their overseas investments as a wave of developing countries gained independence from European colonial powers. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of June 2015 06:17:22 AM
....UNBALANCED RECOVERY?. But such habits, albeit combined with poor returns on overseas investments, helped take Britain's current account deficit with the rest of the world to a record high last year. ...
Questor share tip: JLIF offers 5.4pc inflation linked dividend image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 11th of May 2015 03:40:37 PM
.... . Note: For tax purposes the source for dividends is the Channel Islands, meaning it is considered as an overseas investment by the Inland Revenue and may require a longer-form tax return. ...
Britain's election is being fought on the basis of economic delusion image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of April 2015 07:26:54 PM
.... Growing political uncertainty has greatly increased these risks. Some UK policy makers argue that the widening deficit doesn’t matter, as it is substantially caused by deteriorating income on legacy overseas investments. ...
Bank of England warns on Britain's payments deficit image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of April 2015 09:55:56 AM
...." . The current account balance is a combination of the trade balance (exports against imports), net investment income (income from overseas investment into the UK against outflows from foreign investments in the UK) and money transfers (money sent overseas against money from overseas). ...
High speed 3 to drive the UK's northern powerhouse image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of March 2015 06:56:12 AM
.... . The HS3 announcement also plays to the Government's agenda to drive devolution in the regions, empowering local authorities and fits with an ongoing programme to attract overseas investment into areas of Britain outside the capital, which will benefit from widespread regeneration along the crossrail railway which will run from Reading to Shenfield boosting London house prices. ...
Euro-dollar parity just a 'matter of time' as single currency plunges to 12-year low image
.... Mr Carney said stronger growth in the eurozone would help to reduce Britain's current account deficit, which hit a record high last year. Mr Carney noted that half of the deficit, which measures trade and the value of Britain's overseas investments, was "caused by a deterioration of investment returns". ...
HSBC scandal: Chief executive Stuart Gulliver apologises to MPs for the 'unacceptable events' at bank's Swiss subsidiary image
...."I have been UK tax resident since 2003, I've paid UK tax on my worldwide earnings from HSBC, I've paid UK tax on HSBC dividends, I've paid UK capital gains tax on any shares that I've sold . I've also paid the remittance-based charge of £30,000 a year directed by HM Revenue and Customs to cover overseas investment income that stays overseas. ...
Unbalanced recovery poses threat, warns BoE rate-setter image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 20th of February 2015 01:19:57 AM
....His intervention came as the current account deficit – the broadest measure of the nation’s financial standing on trade and investment with the rest of the world – ballooned to a record 6 per cent of GDP in the final three months of 2014, bigger than during the boom of the late 1980s. The deficit has been exacerbated by Britain’s trade gap in goods, as well as falling income on its overseas investments. ...
China ploughs £1bn into Docklands image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 15th of February 2015 10:13:47 PM
.... . It is the first major overseas investment by Minsheng, a fund established last August by 59 private Chinese companies with a capital of 50 billion yuan (£5. ...
The hidden risks of adopting a cosy approach to investment image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 7th of February 2015 03:48:40 PM
.... It is not a peculiarly British trait. In fact, UK investors are more open to overseas investment than many. ...
House price rises for Britain's forgotten regions image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of January 2015 11:33:34 AM
.... In May, the peak of last year's housing market recovery in London, homeowners saw annual house price growth of 20. 4pc following a surge of pent up domestic demand anf continued overseas investment. ...
Japanese shares down despite current account surplus image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of January 2015 02:01:09 AM
.... . The numbers beat expectations and were due in part to a weaker yen, as well as a boost in returns from overseas investments. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of December 2014 12:01:01 AM
....The main cause of the balance of payments deterioration was slippage in the income account to minus £12. 6bn, with a decline in the revenue earned by British firms on their overseas investments and an increase in the UK profits of overseas firms. ...
Croydon and Guildford: the next stops for Middle East property investors image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 21st of December 2014 07:28:42 PM
.... . Optimistic by nature, Collins says the lack of stock in the UK will prop up prices and that overseas investment will continue to flow - CBRE predicts a 31pc jump in London values by 2019. ...
Grit your teeth and hold on, we’re headed for a sticky year image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 20th of December 2014 04:03:56 PM
.... Everything you would expect to rise has done so – safe havens such as the dollar and government bonds. Everything you would expect to fall has also acted in a predictable way – commodities have been weak, the gap between the income from corporate bonds and government bonds has widened, fragile countries reliant on overseas investment have underperformed, emerging markets have done worse than developed markets. ...
House price growth on the up in only 3 UK cities - and London's not one of them image
.... London homeowners have enjoyed frenzied house price growth over the past 18 months, typical of an economy coming out of recession, as the availability of credit and the Government’s Help to Buy scheme released pent-up demand. The capital’s international status drawing overseas investment also contributed to the rise in values. ...
Shell wins tax battle against Indian authorities  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of November 2014 03:26:28 AM
.... . And that has done nothing to help India's reputation as a friendly place for foreign firms at a time when it desperately needs overseas investment - both for expertise in key industries and the cash. ...
Business rates reform common theme in Autumn Statement wish lists image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of November 2014 05:00:19 AM
.... . The Government must “enable larger firms to innovate and compete internationally to attract overseas investment and stem the tide of UK tech firms moving to the US to seek venturing partners,” he added. ...
Market Report: Tullow's Indian spice sprinkled on demand for energy image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 7th of November 2014 12:30:00 PM
. Tullow rose 18p to 507½p as it emerged that India's ONGC Videsh, the overseas investment arm of Oil and Natural Gas Group, is looking to buy a stake in its assets in Ghana and Kenya. ...
Boris Johnson will 'not expel Oligarchs from Zog' from London but will build homes for their childrens' teachers image
.... . In his key note speech to the British property industry, Mr Johnson said there was "no logic" to bashing overseas investment but that there is a "social injustice" that Londoners cannot afford to live anywhere near their place of work, following a 20pc increase in property prices in the capital over the last year. ...
Boris Johnson: opponents of foreign investment in London property are 'illogical' image
.... . In his key note speech to the British property industry, Mr Johnson said there was "no logic" to bashing overseas investment but that there is a "social injustice" that Londoners cannot afford to live anywhere near their place of work, following a 20pc increase in property prices in the capital over the last year. ...
High Speed 2 will drive new homes and jobs, say economists image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 13th of October 2014 04:00:08 AM
.... . “We are not just seeing overseas investment into London,” Mr Clark said. ...
Has the London house price bubble burst?  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 9th of October 2014 04:00:16 AM
.... Buoyed by cash buyers and a lack of supply, London is now expected to slow as over-inflated prices force workers to buy in the home counties or remain in rental accommodation. The prospect of mansion tax is also slowing the flow domestic and overseas investment into the city. ...
International tax rule updates to be agreed by G20 countries image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of September 2014 12:07:00 PM
....At the same time G20 finance minsters will receive OECD draft rules designed to stamp out so-called treaty shopping. In the past, favourable treaty arrangements have seen, for example, up to 40% of overseas investment in India channelled through Mauritius first. ...
China's outbound investment reaches 'record high' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of September 2014 03:46:25 AM
.... . Meanwhile, on Sunday the government said it would relax rules for Chinese companies making overseas investments. ...
Why the eurozone's woes could hurt the UK image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 14th of August 2014 05:46:46 PM
.... . Britain’s overseas investments are also concentrated in the EU, so poor performing EU firms will hit the UK’s return on foreign investment hard, too. ...
Britain: Europe's top attraction for investors image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 19th of July 2014 11:00:00 PM
....". Ms Hopley said that the UK's competitive tax system and flexible labour markets were reasons for the UK continuing "to punch above its weight in attracting overseas investment". ...
UK missing out on recovery in foreign investment, says UN report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of June 2014 05:33:53 PM
...."One reason for the subdued level of FDI [foreign direct investment] flows was that an anticipated upturn in M&A activity failed to materialise until the first quarter of 2014," Unctad's report said. For the second year running, developing countries took the lead in attracting overseas investment, which hit a record high of $778bn, or 54% of global FDI flows. ...
AstraZeneca takeover: Cameron 'must intervene' in Pfizer's bid image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 16th of May 2014 12:11:24 PM
....A deal by Pfizer, which is expected to table an improved bid within days, would be the biggest foreign takeover in British history, but David Cameron has indicated his confidence in Pfizer’s jobs pledges, such as a fifth of the combined drugmaker’s research roles being in the UK for the next five years, means he will take a hands-off approach to any bid. He added: “Britain benefits massively by being an economy that is open to overseas investment. ...
Qatar buys airline stake from the 'elite' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 5th of May 2014 10:01:02 PM
.... . Mr Al-Baker declined to provide financial details of the airline sale but the deal is seen as a further attempt by Sheikh Tamim al-Thani — who took over as emir when his father abdicated almost a year ago — to draw a line between ownership of national assets and overseas investment. ...
Without reform, it would be best for Britain to leave EU image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 28th of April 2014 09:38:54 PM
.... Of that, about 45pc is exported to the EU, or roughly 14pc of GDP. The UK also earns considerable amounts of money from overseas investments. ...
....In theory, asking questions about sources of wealth may seem easy and reasonable, but in practice they are difficult to answer. The unintended consequences, of driving away overseas investment from the UK, may far outweigh the benefits of reducing the number of foreigners snapping up London residential property. ...
Selling UK Plc is the only way we can avoid a full-blown crisis image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of April 2014 05:04:44 PM
.... . The authorities should not seek to manipulate the exchange rate, however, as this would be hugely dangerous; and there is nothing anybody can do about the collapse in the performance of our overseas investments, apart, perhaps, from praying. ...

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