• Recently you may have seen the news that Warren Buffet, the multi-billionaire investor and his Berkshire Hathaway [NYSE: BRK-A] investment company had teamed up with a private equity firm to pay USD$28 billion for the HJ Heinz Company [NYSE: HNZ]. Now everybody knows that Warren Buffet is what is considered a “value investor” – he […]

  • Ecuador has granted political asylum to Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, citing concerns for his human rights, as he fights extradition from the UK to Sweden. The consulate had put out a press statement suggesting that he would not get a fair trial. Mr Assange took refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in June to […]

  • Undocumented immigrants are applying for the temporary right to live and work openly in the US, based on some changes to the immigration laws being proposed by Obama. Illegal immigrants are getting their records in order as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) starts accepting applications for the programme, which would allow them to remain […]

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Markets are funny thing – and as we move into the latter part of 2013, the average returns for all the big asset classes are set to be low for decades to come. But there are some ways in which you can ensure that you can be above average. Taking the London Business School’s (LBS) forecasts for real returns into account, the real returns for the big asset classes over […]

People understand that having a real estate portfolio as part of an asset sheet is one of the ways to success. But real estate holdings require time, care and maintenance. Real estate holdings, whether they are commercial or residential need to be taken care of from the viewpoint of structuring the financial aspects of the purchase to the renting aspect. Particular attention must be made as to the type of […]

Investment property can be very lucrative. It makes sense to protect your rental investment and ensure the best experience for your tenants responsible for generating revenue. Most property investors are purely interested in the investment only and not the responsibilities associated with being a landlord, thus they hire a property management company to assume the task of managing the property. In hiring a property management team, you will benefit from […]

This article was supplied  by our forex guest blogger – James White, an English citizen who moved abroad to France to live the rest of his days out in the sun. James managed to saved £3000 when converting his life savings with the help of www.currencies.co.uk, the experts in foreign exchange.   Whether you’re travelling abroad, emigrating, buying property or goods or paying for a service provided by an overseas […]

As one of the last few remaining AAA rated developed nations, Australia has a fairly high central bank interest rate compared to some of its peers. However, the cost of living in Australia has recently moderated, with the December 2012 Quarter CPI rising just 0.2%, compared with a 1.4% rise in the September Quarter. Overall, the CPI rose just 2.2% for the year to December. The Australian Bureau of Statistics […]

Many of today’s consumers expect to be able use a debit or credit card to buy almost anything that they want. This might include a small $5 sandwich or even your $3 cappuccino at your local cafe. And with this shift to a cashless society, some restaurant owners are needing to adapt to the changes of society. Most restaurant owners have responded resoundingly: in fact, 92% of full-service restaurants now […]

You may be asking yourself whether Gold stocks are a buy in this volatile market. You may be asking yourself whether Gold stocks are a buy in this volatile market, with many traders saying Gold is exhibiting strong “Buy” signals. So you may be asking yourself what the Gold price has been doing in the last few months, and in the start to 2013. Well, not much really is the […]

Monday saw the yen weaken further in Asian trade as criticism of the currency’s slide heats up, with some warning that Tokyo’s foreign-exchange policy could spark a global currency war. The dollar bought 91.02 yen in Tokyo, up from 90.87 yen in New York on Friday, while the euro was at 122.55 yen from 122.28 yen. The Bank of Japan (BoJ) on Tuesday announced an open-ended easing plan and a […]