Investments

Fund tips, investment warnings, and the latest on emerging markets, share opportunities, bonds and business funding and tax breaks such as Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme and EIS – these are just some of the news and headline topics covered by the iExpats.com. Our team delivers the latest information on what’s hot and what’s not in the investment world – plus timely warnings on scams and cons. Insightful commentary will let you get ahead of the markets by giving a broader perspective on commodities and zeroes in on key economic data and analyses. ‘indirect’ influences such as politics and economic matters which all exert pressures on financial markets on a daily basis. Find out how the wealthy are coping and the strategies they are employing

Finding the best offshore savings account for expats

Offshore savings rates for expats keep tumbling despite the Bank of England pegging rates at 0.5% for yet another month – but the trick...

Buffett gambles on buying low and flying high with NetJets

Investors are wondering whether billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s latest foray in to private jets will take off or end up crash landing. Buffett has a...

New law lets foreigners buy shares in UAE telecoms

New laws could open the way for foreign investors to buy in to the lucrative telecoms market in the United Arab Emirates. The first step...

Buyers ready to dive in for £11 million submarine base

The ideal secret lair for a criminal mastermind plotting world domination has surfaced on the market - at the knock-down price of £11.2 million. If...

High yield surrenders better bond results than treasuries

As US treasuries and UK gilts languish with low yields, global high yield bonds are offering a 400% higher return. The latest 10-year US treasury...

Emerging market hedge funds post record gains

Emerging market hedge funds gained 7.3% to show their best first-quarter start since 2006, according to data analysts Hedge Fund Research Inc (HFR). The HFRI...

Structured Notes, Banks spur sales to seven-month high

The US structured notes market hit a seven-month high as the Bank of America lured investors by distributing US$1.6 billion of papers in March. On...

JP Morgan excited over oil and gas prospects

Short term market volatility has done little to change the view that oil and gas are compelling investments for the next decade and beyond. Fund...

What is a Ponzi scheme?

A Ponzi scheme is a type of elaborate fraud, named after its first notorious perpetrator, Charles Ponzi, who operated in the 1920s in the...

Startup firms out to woo wealthy investors

The government and businesses are out to woo wealthy entrepreneurs with cash to invest in start-up companies as a new tax effective investment scheme...

Wealthy investors make money from funding divorces

Money may not buy love, but it can help warring partners buy their way out of a broken down marriage - and a new...

Undervalued BRICS likely to give strong returns, says HSBC

Predicted strong earnings and low valuations argue that the BRICS economies are likely to continue to generate strong investment returns providing they can stay...

Celebrity homes that just won’t sell

If you are stuck with a house that won’t sell, have some sympathy for the hordes of celebrities with multi-million properties stuck on the...
Scam

How expats can guard against investment scams

Rogue financial advisers are plaguing ex pats with too good to be true investments schemes that fail to deliver. Financial regulators are reporting a large...
Dollars

US is a winner as funds shift cash out of Europe

Investment funds are sniffing out risk to shift their money - and the US is the big winner as billions are switched around the...
Barcelona

Spanish expat benefit cheats costa lot for UK

Expat benefit cheats soaking up the sun are costing UK taxpayers millions of pounds a year, according to government fraud investigators. Spain tops the league...
Dubai

15m Gulf expats face five year residency cap

Highly skilled expats look like they will escape the proposed five-year cap on stays for non-residents in Gulf countries. The Gulf Co-Operation Council - a...
Petronas Towers

Malaysia squeezes expat home buyers

Malaysia is the latest South-East Asian country to take action to limit ex pats buying property as outsiders snap up bargains and push up...

Living in a ship of dreams

IF YOUR thoughts are all at sea as you dream of living on a boat, take a look at these homes that are not...

The Expat Brexit Survey

The Expat Brexit Survey

Have your say about Brexit and how leaving the European Union will affect your life, work and retirement, take a few minutes to give...

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