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In next month’s issue of
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Money Management For Expatriates Focus on India
The idea of uprooting the family, packing your bags and Viewpoints from the financial world around the potential
possessions away and making a brand new start of it, sounds impact of the election results on markets and growth. Mr.
like the perfect cure to beat those post winter blues. Chengalath Jayaram, executive director, of Kotak Mahindra
Somewhere with a more flexible lifestyle and better weather Bank, one of the leading financial services groups in India,
would be just the ticket. In fact, research from Halifax w
International shows that 4% of Britons already own a home circle6
ill be commenting on:
The market response to the manifestos of the three
abroad and a further 27% of Britons have said that they are
considering the option of moving or buying property abroad circle6
coalitions – Congress, BJP and the Left
Long and short term impact of additional spending on the
in the future.
fiscal deficit and private investment
The sensitivity of Indian voters to economic issues and
Long term investment case for Asia
remains strong, says Mirae Asset.
how this may affect the election result
Potential consequences of political instability
Mirae Asset views the Asian market valuations attractive as
HSBC International survey
sell-off becomes irrational. Mirae Asset Global Investments
The second section of the “Expat Experience”, the extensive
(“Mirae Asset”), one of Asia's leading asset-management
global study undertaken by HSBC Bank International into all
companies, believes that although Asian equity markets have
aspects of the Expat lifestyle. The survey questioned 2,155
been affected by the global credit crunch, the long term expats of different nationalities in 48 countries worldwide.
outlook for Asia remains strong. According to Mirae Asset,
valuations are cheap and investors should look to accumulate
gradually on market weakness. Among the Asian countries
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China remains the key focus for Mirae Asset, with consumer
business owners and decision makers to boost their business
and infrastructure the key sector focuses.
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received from the membership community of over 75,000
Barclays Wealth analysis
trading members in 9 countries who seek to do business with
other Bartercard members. Purchases can be made
An up-to-the moment assessment of the global economic
immediately using interest-free credit and paid for later with
situation from one of the world’s leading wealth management
your goods and services.
organisations. The current outlook is essentially negative,
though there appears to be some grounds for limited
Property Sustainability: The
optimism with regard to the latter part of 2009/early 2010.
Investment Imperative
Piraeus Bank Dr Angus McIntosh, Partner & Head of Research at King
Piraeus Bank is just seven years shy of celebrating its first
Sturge LLP, explains how the “energy - climate era” has
century. Named after the docks in Athens – Greece still being
arrived. This is the term coined by Thomas Friedman in his
world-leaders in shipping – the Bank has gradually grown
recent book “Hot, Flat and Crowded”. It has become the
during its first 93 years to the point where it is now has a true
international presence – with operations from the United
agenda for President Barack Obama and is also driving
States to Egypt, from the United Kingdom to the Ukraine.
European Union’s next directive relating to the
energy performance of buildings.
An analysis of what is required to run a virtual office from
one of the world’s leading providers of such facilities.
The first in a series of regular comment
and analysis from the UK’s leading
healthcare provider.
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