The financial forecast

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As everybody knows, forecasting the evolution of the financial markets is very difficult. That's probably why the
following ironic expressions exist:
- An investment specialist is the person who will tell you tomorrow why what he predicted yesterday is not happening today.
- A long term strategy is a short term strategy that has failed.Read more

Riviera family info day

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If you have just moved to the area with young kids in tow, or maybe feel that your family has never fully exploited all that is available on the Côte d'Azur, then this day out could be just what you need.Read more

New initiative from the JCE

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The Jeune Chambre Economique de Monaco (JCEM - Junior Chamber of Commerce) has been promoting young people with promising business ideas for almost half a century. Now they want to go more international - and Anglophone entrepreneurs are to be at the very heart of this expansion.Read more

Women doing it for themselves...

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Considering that she has been in an atelier at Nice's Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the last few hours, Melanie Gulliver is surprisingly full of energy when she meets me in The Riviera Times offices. She has been at a workshop on the pros and cons of setting up as an auto-entrepreneur; both for her own benefit and for the benefit of fellow members of the European Professional Women's Network, for which she acts as treasurer for the Nice Côte d’Azur branch.Read more

Stand out from the crowd

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RFP, Riviera Financial Planning sarl, is an Independent Financial Advisory (FIA) company established in 2003 in Sophia Antipolis, near Antibes, fully registered in France and dedicated to private clients from Northern Europe who already have or are considering buying an estate in the south-east of France or Monaco.Read more

Five stars!

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Between Cannes and Saint Raphael, another hotel has been awarded the all-important symbol of luxury: the fifth star. The Tiara Yaksta in Théoule-sur-Mer has succeeded in meeting the new classification criteria that’s been set in the hotel sector, which have been gradually changing since 2009.Read more

Stand out from the crowd

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RFP, Riviera Financial Planning sarl, is an Independent Financial Advisory (IFA) company established in 2003 in Sophia
Antipolis, near Antibes, fully registered in France and dedicated to private clients from Northern Europe who already have or are considering buying an estate in the south-east of France or Monaco.Read more

Flight strikes

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Last Saturday, France's national carrier Air France and the cabin crew union came to an agreement that has, for the time being, prevented a strike that was planned to take place this weekend. Now, however, it’s the pilots who are threatening to take industrial action. They say they will walk out in early August should reforms of their pension fund go ahead.Read more

New rules for wealth tax

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Among the many tax reforms currently under preparation in France, one of them, which is likely to be enforced as soon as September 2011, will have very important consequences:
Article 16 of the draft budget law for 2011, specifies that so far as the ‘solidarity tax on wealth’ is concerned (ISF - Impôt de Solidarité sur la Fortune), the authorities will not accept any more that a shareholder loan to an SCI (SPV designed to hold French real estate) is deducted from the value of the property for the computation of the ISF due by the shareholder.Read more

Tax changes on company cars

Continuing our series of articles on tax changes, the system has been reinforced for cars used for business purposes. Company vehicles are classified in two categories, commercial and private.Read more

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