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Hong Kong property investment pours into London

Hong Kong property investment

Investors from Hong Kong are investing in London on a big scale

Investors from Hong Kong are pouring money in London commercial property market this year. Chinese investment in London has more than trebled compare to that before the British referendum. While other investors are pulling out of London, it is the opposite with Chinese investors who have pressed the accelerator in investment. As China tightens its grip on overseas investments, property magnates are using Hong Kong as a conduit for investment. Although, there are other factors as well that are driving increasing Chinese investment in London and include sterling’s 12% drop since the brexit referendum against the dollar, higher property cost in Hong Kong compared with London and heightened political uncertainty in Hong Kong.

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Investment in London continues to gain momentum

Investment in London

Asian investors buying London property on large scale

Asian investors are continuing to buy London commercial property on a large scale this year. London is at the centre of property transactions in recent times. This rise is due to a number of factors such as fall in sterling. London is having investors from different parts of the world but most are from Asia. International investors from Asia are investing lot of money in the London commercial property market in recent times.

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Majority of UK public backs Brexit ‘transition period’: Poll

Majority of UK

More than half of British people support a brexit transition period

With nearly half of those participating in the poll not supporting a second referendum on departure terms, British people are evenly divided on brexit details, according to Observer/opinion poll. Almost half (49%) of those asked believe that there should not be a second referendum after the terms of departure are clear. The poll found that a majority of the public believes in a transition period after the UK’s departure from the bloc. The poll found that in case of a second referendum, the remain side is likely to win.

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Investing online is easier than ever

Investing online

Due to massive improvements in technology, beating the market has become easier than ever. Technology has made the process of investing online a different scenario than it was a few years back. Now, you can buy and sell shares by spending much less than what you used to spend in earlier times. By investing online, commission amounts have also fallen, meaning better returns for investor. ROI has further enhanced by access to information and the application of digital research tools. Overall, the use of technology has made the process of investing online quick, easy and cost-effective.

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Buying conditions for second-owners in UK investment properties improve

UK investment properties

Although, the property market in the UK has seen improvement in the past few years, buyers and sellers in investment properties are troubled by a lack of confidence, a new research indicates. The research conducted by Lloyds Bank has found that first timers in investment properties are finding it difficult to sell their property this year amid concerns about the economy. Those stuck in their first investment properties have hope as the latest figures show that the market is looking up. It means the first timers or young families can now move up the property ladder, try for their secondary property and expand their portfolio through investment properties.

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Chinese direct investment in US, Europe double in 2016

Chinese direct investment

Combined Chinese direct investment in North America and Europe more than doubled in 2016 as China’s economy grew rapidly and continued its transition to a new growth model, says a report.

China’s foreign direct investment in the two regions rose a combined total of 130 per cent from 2015 to a new record of about US$94.2 billion (£75.30 billion), said a report released by international law firm Baker McKenzie.

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Massive protests ahead of Trump’s oath taking ceremony

Trump

On the eve of the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States, thousands of protesters took to the streets and held protest outside the Trump Tower in New York City.

Protestors included American actor Robert De Niro, American documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, American actor, writer, producer and comedian Alec Baldwin and New York Mayor Bill De Blasio.

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Travel fears amid airport and pilot strikes

British Airways

Airport staff, British Airways cabin crew and Virgin Atlantic pilots are among the latest workers set to strike over the festive period.

More than 1,500 check-in staff, baggage handlers and cargo crew at 18 airports who are employed by Swissport and members of the Unite union will strike first, for 48 hours from 23 December.

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