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,…

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Knight Frank named the most prosperous cities in the world
International consulting company Knight Frank has prepared a report City Wellbeing Index 2020. Analysts measured the quality of life in 40 cities around the world. Knight Frank experts have developed…

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The foreign Ministry is finalizing lists of Russian tourists who want to return home
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation announced that on March 26, at 14: 00 local time, it will finish forming lists of Russian citizens who need assistance…

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Monthly Archives: March 2019

International companies invest in Greece

More and more companies with an international name and reputation are investing in Greece, writes Ekathimerini. The government of the country seeks to simplify the conduct of business and facilitate bureaucratic procedures.

Many international companies are strengthening their presence in Greece or entering this market for the first time. Among them are Pfizer, Tesla, Volkswagen, Cisco, SAP, Amazon and eBay. The surge in activity started about seven months ago and is now gaining momentum when the first contracts are signed. Continue reading

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 second only to the Chinese, writes Investment Migration Insider.

The Spanish residence permit program for investment in 2019 broke the record for the number of main applicants. According to the Spanish labor Ministry, the number of investors rose to 1,422 last year. While in 2018, 1,188 main applicants received the “Golden visa”. Continue reading

World on lockdown: countries close borders and impose quarantines due to coronavirus
On Monday, March 16, several countries announced the closure of borders and the introduction of quarantines due to the spread of the coronavirus. Russia has closed the border with Belarus.…

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The world's financial markets collapsed
On March 12, stock markets experienced a record drop in quotations. The leading American indexes lost 9.5–10 %, European ones fell by 12-17 %, and Russian ones fell by 8.3-11…

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The number of countries transmitting information about tax residents to Russia has increased
The organization for economic cooperation and development (OECD) continues to fight tax evasion and illegal profit-withdrawal schemes. One of the methods is the automatic exchange of information about foreign accounts,…

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Russia has restricted air traffic to all countries of the world
Only regular flights from Moscow to the capitals or major cities of foreign countries are maintained. Here is a full list of current flights. Russia has restricted air traffic to…

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