The UN has published a rating of the world's happiest countries
Russia lost to Tajikistan and Moldova in the world ranking of happy countries. The UN presented the annual global ranking of happy countries World Happiness Report. It assesses the level…

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In new York, large brokerage companies acquire smaller firms
Mergers and acquisitions are the most significant trend in the new York real estate market, writes Forbes. Amid the panic, big players are buying up small companies. In new York,…

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Us exchanges experienced the largest drop since 1987
Us stock exchanges closed on March 16 with a record fall for the second time in a week, CNN reports. This is the largest drop in 33 years since "black…

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UK increases stamp duty for foreign property buyers

The stamp duty surcharge will begin to be collected from April 2021. This decision may lead to a temporary surge in the activity of foreign investors in the country’s market, writes Mansion Global.

The Chancellor of the exchequer of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, announced that from April 2021, an additional stamp duty of 2% will be introduced for foreign buyers of real estate.

Despite the fact that the amount of the fee was less than expected, the new tax may be an unfortunate step for the local real estate market, which has just begun to recover. Continue reading

The fed lowered its interest rate due to risks to the US economy
The regulator took emergency measures in connection with the spread of the coronavirus and the fall of markets. For the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, the rate decision…

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Henley & Partners has identified the best residence permit and citizenship by investment programs in 2020
The consulting company Henley & Partners has published annual ratings of programs for obtaining a residence permit and citizenship through investment. Analysts reviewed the programs for obtaining a residence permit…

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Russians became the second among foreigners in the number of residence permits in Spain received for investment
The share of Russians in the Golden visa program in Spain is close to 25 %. Russian citizens in terms of the number of residence permits received for investment are…

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New rules for foreign account holders
From 2020, it will be easier for Russian residents to receive income from real estate to their foreign accounts. Tranio lawyers explain what this means, how to submit reports to…

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