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

10 unusual financial products

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Everybody has heard about savings, stocks or bonds, but banks are actually very innovative. We would like to introduce you to 10 types of investment you are probably not familiar with. Here are the first five. Next month, we will present the next five.Read more

No dividends for SBM

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A decision to withhold dividends for the fiscal 2010/2011 year was announced at the Société Des Bains de Mer (SBM)’s extraordinary general meeting, held last month on 9th September. The move was prompted by a previously-announced net loss of 17.3 million euros on a consolidated turnover of 361.7 million.Read more

New bank for Monaco’s wealthy

Luxembourg-based Banque Havilland has just finalised the acquisition of Dexia Private Bank Monaco SAM. Under its new name Banque Havilland (Monaco) SAM the bank will continue to operate out of the same premises (3-9 blvd des Moulins and 32-34 blvd Princesse Charlotte), with the focus on wealth management.Read more

Free health cover transfer

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Are you one of those globetrotters who has recently moved to new pastures and is now without adequate health insurance?
If you are, then you belong to a growing number of people demanding an international health and accident insurance policy that will simplify life for those working or living abroad, or who travel extensively.Read more

Have you got what it takes?

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But there is a way to become self-employed without taking enormous risk. The auto entrepreneur system in France has simplified small businesses, and it can be the gateway that foreigners need to complete their dream.Read more

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