BRICs: what letter to choose?

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You probably already heard about the 'BRICs'. This acronym stands for four emerging countries: Brazil, Russia, India and China. It was invented in 2001 by Jim O'Neill, an economist at the famous investment bank Goldman Sachs, who described these countries as the ones who should become the most dominant economies in the world by the year 2050.Read more

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Delta spends up big to improve services

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As part of a two billion euro investment, Delta Airlines will enhance its facilities and optimise its services and technology by 2013. Passengers flying in Business Elite on the Boeing 767-400 can now sit back and relax in the stylish reclining bed seats, while enjoying in-flight entertainment.Read more

Business boom in Alpes-Maritimes

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While businesses across the country began to feel the strain of the financial crisis in 2011, it proved to be a rather successful year for companies in the Alpes-Maritimes, recording an annual turnover three per cent higher than 2010. Nonetheless, unemployment remained higher than the national average.Read more

Investing in the future

As readers from The Riviera Times know, RFP is a very transparent financial adviser and all comments on financial markets and articles can be checked during the months after they have been published on our website. We concluded our article in The Rivera Times January 2011 as follows: "Consequently, we remain very careful and we prefer to wait before investing again on stock markets".Read more

Tracking precious metal sellers

The French government is strengthening laws on the buying and selling of precious metals in an effort to tighten regulations in the industry. It comes amid an alarming spike in jewellery heists in the Alpes-Maritimes and a surge in metal thefts throughout Europe.Read more

Use loans to reduce the new wealth tax

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Owning a property in France now means a foreign investor must pay the French wealth tax as soon as its value exceeds 1.3 million euros on the first of January of the taxation year. If the scheduled new rules are confirmed, the wealth tax will be higher next year as the former tax schedule is restored by the government.
Something can be done to avoid this: taking a loan.Read more

Investing in the future

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As readers from Riviera Times know, RFP is a very transparent financial adviser and all comments on financial markets and articles can be checked during the months after they're published on our web site. We concluded our article in The Rivera Times January 2011 as follows: "Consequently, we remain very careful and we prefer to wait before investing again on stock markets".
In our monthly market analysis report from March 2011, when Eurostoxx 50 was reaching 2,949 and gold 1,429 USD per once, we were advising to sell stocks and buy gold. They respectively reached 2,219 and 1,586 (peaked at 1,826 beginning of September).
Future developments showed our forecasts were right.Read more

New leader at SBM

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Minister of State Michel Roger and his ministers came to their first, televised meet-the-press engagement with a carefully prepared "modernisation" agenda that announced a number of new initiatives.Read more

10 unusual financial products

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Everybody has heard about savings, stocks or bonds. But banks are innovative, and many other products have been created throughout the years which can even be subscribed to French and Luxembourg life insurance policies. We would like to introduce you to 10 kinds of investments you are probably not too familiar with. Last month, we introduced the first five on our list. Here are the last five:Read more

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