BUYING A PROPERTY IN SPAIN. First Part.

WHY BUY IN SPAIN? The laid-back culture and focus on living the good life, as well as the famous festivals, diverse landscapes and impressive historical architecture, makes Spain a top destination for both holiday makers and ex-pats looking for a new life abroad. It...

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ELECTION UNCERTAINTY

With less than one week to go until the UK General Election, polls have gone from a convincing win for the Conservatives to there could be a hung parliament. I have even read an article that discusses what will happen to the British Pound if the Conservatives lose; it...

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The Bank of England Stays Cautious

On Thursday 11th May 2017 the Bank of England kept interest rates on hold, with a continued seven to one majority, which disappointed some market participants who had hoped for a second member to vote for a raise. The guidance from the Bank is that we will not see a...

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BREXIT IS LOOMING

We are now into the month when Theresa May says she will invoke Article 50 and start Brexit negotiations. Even with a House of Lords amendment, Theresa May should have plenty of time to stick to her timetable. There seems to be uncertainty everywhere we look. The...

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SUCCESSIONS AND THE RIGHT OF USUFRUCT.

First, we must know that the right of usufruct is a right that can be for life (that is, while you live), or temporary (for a certain time) and that consists of the right to use and enjoy a determined good or goods for a time that as we say, can be limited or...

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THE WEEK AHEAD IN FX WORLD

USD strength has been the over-riding tone in the market, here are thoughts form HSBC: “..our fixed income team now expects US rates to remain elevated, at least in the coming months. This will also provide some support for the USD..” “..The EUR’s own political...

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Where next and why ???

GBP is the main beneficiary from last week’s upheaval in currency and bond markets, but has given up 100point against the USD today. Following holidays in the US and parts of Europe on Friday, perhaps we are seeing a natural selling into the strength, but GBP is...

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US Election Week

Comments from Issing (a founder of the Euro currency concept) displayed his concern about fragility within the Eurozone – specifically structural issues within Italy Spain and Greece. He commented that the omission of an exit strategy from the single currency was...

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The USD in Focus with the Election Approaching

The USD has traded weaker since Mrs Clinton’s campaign stalled due to a new FBI probe into email usage, but the coming days mean more for the USD. Wednesday’s interest rate decision is likely to show rates remaining unchanged, but Friday’s employment data will add to...

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Football training Jose Mourinho

  Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho praises Wayne Rooney as a “big player” and insists he “remains a big part of his plans” at the club. The press are suspicious, and actions talk louder than words.   Neither individual will enjoy the comparison, but Jose’s words...

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