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IMF report expresses doubt NZ’s foreign home buyers ban strategy would work

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 Apr 2018

An International Monetary Fund staff report has expressed doubt that New Zealand’s much-debated ban on the sale of certain homes to “non-residents” would have “a significant impact…

Hastings rebrands int’l business as Vantage Infrastructure

By: Helen Burggraf | 10 Apr 2018

Hastings Funds Management, recently acquired by London-based Northill Capital LLP, is rebranding its international business as Vantage Infrastructure, as of today.  The entity now known as Vantage…

Crestbridge acquires UK-based real estate biz Kingfisher Property

By: Helen Burggraf | 15 Mar 2018

Crestbridge Group, the Jersey-based independent trust, fund and corporate services provider, has acquired Kingfisher Property, a privately-held London-based real estate funds and financing business that currently provides regulatory…

Rosemont opens office in Malta

By: Helen Burggraf | 08 Mar 2018

Rosemont International, a multi-family office and high-end corporate services provider based in Monaco, has opened an office in Sliema, Malta, where it says it will offer a…

Number of Cypriot passports given to foreign investors revealed

By: Helen Burggraf | 05 Mar 2018

A passport-for-investment programme launched by the Cypriot government to rebuild its economy in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis has seen some 3,300 passports sent to…

‘Two-thirds of expats would make UAE their permanent home’: FPI

By: Helen Burggraf | 05 Mar 2018

The United Arab Emirates is known to expats who’ve lived there for many things: its tall skyscrapers, lack of outdoor pavements and sidewalks, virtually non-existent taxes, the…

Zanzibar offshore property market opens to foreigners for first time

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 01 Mar 2018

Foreign investors seeking to buy offshore property can now do so in the idyllic Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar. The East African nation is, for the first time…

AML ‘loopholes’ to be closed in British Columbia: BC attorney-general

By: Helen Burggraf | 20 Feb 2018

A top lawmaker in the Canadian province of British Columbia says the government will bring in new, concrete measures to “close loopholes” that a major Canadian newspaper has…

New Zealand raising bar to foreign property owners, with tax on gains

By: Helen Burggraf | 19 Feb 2018

New Zealand lawmakers are introducing a disincentive to foreigners seeking to buy New Zealand residential property as an investment, by raising the threshold at which tax will…

Former HSBC alternatives team launches boutique with Swiss firm

By: Gary Robinson | 19 Feb 2018

The former HSBC alternative investments team has launched a new boutique with Swiss-based investment firm Woodman Group. Launched as an independent real estate investment management company Blue Noble LLP,…

BVI accounts for 25% of UK properties owned by overseas companies: BBC

By: Helen Burggraf | 13 Feb 2018

A quarter of the properties in England and Wales that are owned by overseas firms is held by entities registered in the British Virgin Islands, according to…

Ruling on Swiss franc property loan ‘could have implications’ for Europe: report

By: Helen Burggraf | 05 Feb 2018

A court in Slovenia has annulled a real-estate loan that had been executed  in Swiss francs on grounds that the borrower hadn’t been informed of the high…

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