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November 30, 2015 Investment
Global Gold Demand Remains Lack Lustre

The global demand for gold slightly increased in the third quarter of 2015 despite patchy performance in some markets, according to trade body the World Gold Council. Overall, gold supply was up 8% year-on-year to 1,121 tonnes, but some of the underlying markets stood still. Gold supply and demand statistics The figures from the council’s…

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November 29, 2015 Fund Management
Discretionary Fund Management Questions Answered

If you are looking to step up investing and are looking for expert advice, then discretionary fund management may be the tool you are looking for. A discretionary fund manager is an independent financial expert who manages a fund according to a set of parameters. These can either be tailored to a personal risk profile…

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November 26, 2015 Investment
Are You Rich or Poor – Most People Don’t Know

A survey asking a million people worldwide has returned a surprising set of answers – no one really knows. The Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) set up a compare your income tool online to highlight where individuals stood on the global income ladder. More than a million people took part in the research,…

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November 22, 2015 Tax Planning
How Mortgages Can Trigger Surprise Expat Tax Bills

British expats moving overseas and paying off a mortgage on their UK home could face unexpected tax bills, warn financial advisers. Although foreign currency gains or losses on residential property mortgages are not taxed in the UK, the same rule does not apply in many other countries. One of the exceptions is Australia, which is…

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November 19, 2015 Tax Planning
Oil And Gas Workers Face Massive Tax Demands

Thousands of oil and gas contractors accused of involvement in a tax avoidance scheme have received demands for cash from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). More than 22,000 contractors who sheltered their earnings offshore in now outlawed employment benefit trusts more than seven years ago are now paying the price for breaking tax rules. Accountants…

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November 18, 2015 Tax Planning
CGT Cases Muddy Rules For Expats Selling UK Homes

Qualifying for capital gains tax breaks as an expat is even more complicated following the latest legal rulings in the UK. Capital gains for expats became an issue from April 2015 when Chancellor George Osborne reversed the law allowing non-residents to sell assets in the UK without paying CGT. Since then, non-residents selling residential property…

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