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Existing home sales have fallen, but an 18 percent climb in the sale of new homes has offset the decline

US new home sales at a six year high

Existing home sales have fallen, but an 18 percent climb in the sale of new homes has offset the decline

Confirmation that the US housing market recovery remains on track came this week, when the Commerce Department announced that new home sales were up 18 percent from the previous month. August saw the market’s strongest sales pace in six years, and such ...

New VAT ruling will cost businesses millions

A European tax ruling changing whether financial groups pay VAT or not, could potentially add hundreds of millions of pounds in annual costs to global financial institutions doing business in the UK and EU

A European Court of Justice judgement issued on VAT grouping rules will cost financial institutions and potentially other VAT exempt businesses hundreds of millions of pounds annually. This is the assessment from the UK offices of global consultancy, KPMG...

As one of only a few developed countries to have weathered the financial crisis in good shape, New Zealand has maintain a strong sovereign credit rating since. With new equity listings across multiple sectors, there’s no better time to focus funds here

Harbour Asset Management: New Zealand’s economy is unshakeable

As one of only a few developed countries to have weathered the financial crisis in good shape, New Zealand has maintain a strong sovereign credit rating since. With new equity listings across multiple sectors, there’s no better time to focus funds here

As sports lovers watched the 2014 FIFA Football World Cup, the famous New Zealand All Blacks became focussed on the defence of their Rugby World Cup in 2015. With an unbeaten record in 2013 and a home series win against England in 2014, the defending cham...

Pension reforms in Britain aim to copy a 70-year-old system that works well in the Netherlands. But will its implementation prove as successful today?

Will copying the Dutch pension system help the UK?

Pension reforms in Britain aim to copy a 70-year-old system that works well in the Netherlands. But will its implementation prove as successful today?

Pension funding gaps cause turmoil throughout America

Years of unfulfilled pension promises have created a $1trn funding gap that is only now beginning to close

Alfredo Lalia on the Brazilian private pension industry | HSBC Insurance Brasil | Video

World Finance interviews Alfredo Lalia, CEO of HSBC Insurance Brasil, on the growth of the Brazilian private pension industry

Finanz Konzept: masters of the EU asset management market

Even in spite of the global financial crisis, investors like Finanz Konzept have been able to successfully navigate the European asset management market

Emerging markets key to high returns, says Argo

Argo – the alternative asset management firm – has been investing in emerging market distressed securities for over ten years, with great results

Adapt or die: Finles’ savvy approach to investment management

Finles Capital Management are experts when it comes to providing successful opportunities for investors globally

Solvency II looms over Europe’s insurance industry, which is battling to meet compliance obligations that will boost costs, enforce transparency, lay down strict capital requirements, and push firms to assess their own risk

Solvency II hangs over Europe’s head

Solvency II looms over Europe’s insurance industry, which is battling to meet compliance obligations that will boost costs, enforce transparency, lay down strict capital requirements, and push firms to assess their own risk

Never dull at Lloyd’s of London: 1688 to present

Lloyd’s of London built a reputation as the place to insure practically anything, but a scandal in the 1980s severely damaged its reputation. Now may be the time for investors to give it a second chance

Yilmaz Yildiz on the Turkish insurance sector | Zurich Sigorta | Video

World Finance talks to Yilmaz Yildiz, CEO of Zurich Sigorta, about how Turkey’s economic growth and demographics have impacted on its insurance sector

Existing home sales have fallen, but an 18 percent climb in the sale of new homes has offset the decline

US new home sales at a six year high

Existing home sales have fallen, but an 18 percent climb in the sale of new homes has offset the decline

Olympics catalyst for Rio redevelopment

Rio de Janeiro is getting a face lift, courtesy of investors attracted to the city by the World Cup and Olympic Games. Rita Lobo finds out that not all urban redevelopment is welcomed by the local population

Why German real estate is a hot investment market

The German real estate market is thriving in spite of difficult economic conditions

New VAT ruling will cost businesses millions

A European tax ruling changing whether financial groups pay VAT or not, could potentially add hundreds of millions of pounds in annual costs to global financial institutions doing business in the UK and EU

CFOs are the new knowledge executives, says KPMG leader

Don Mailliard, North American Leader for Financial Management at KPMG, discusses the changing role of CFOs, and how they can help create ‘intelligent enterprises’

Spanish royals accused of fraud and corruption

A case of money laundering and tax fraud against Princess Cristina of Spain has sparked a heated debate of preferential treatment in a country already inflamed by austerity