Rigorous budgetary discipline

The Principality of Monaco will downsize development plans in a bid to balance the books within the next three years.Read more

Riviera tourism back on track

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After years of enduring the fallout from the 2008 global financial meltdown, things are finally returning to normal for the tourism industry on the French Riviera. The latest figures reveal visitor numbers are well up on last year, despite unseasonably changeable weather.Read more

Understanding life insurance

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The French tax reform of July introduced new changes for one of the most useful investments for non-residents: life insurance policies. These policies are specific French investment vehicles used for both savings and transmission. As long as the funds remain invested within the policy, capital gains are not subject to capital gains tax. If some money is withdrawn, only the capital gain of the amount taken out (not the principal) is taxed. The capital can be invested in all kinds of mutual funds, and even in selected listed and unlisted equities under conditions.Read more

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

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