25
Mar
Posted by Emvertex

SINGAPORE - Smaller declines in private road transport and accommodation costs caused headline or overall inflation to go up slightly to 0.5 per cent year on year in February, up from 0.4 per cent in the previous month, data released on Monday (March 25) showed. Core inflation - which strips out private transport and accommodation costs - showed a reverse picture and came in a tad lower at 1.5 per cent last month, down from 1.7 per cent in January.…

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19
Mar
Posted by Emvertex

House prices are down, but rents are high, according to a new report from the home-rental website Padmapper. The three most expensive cities in the country are Toronto, vancouver and Burnaby   Toronto is the most expensive city in Canada for one home and vancouver the most expensive for two.   Toronto rents are $2,260 for one and $2,850 for two. The rent in vancouver is 2,100 yuan for one room and 3,260 yuan for two rooms. Burnaby rents are…

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18
Mar
Posted by Emvertex

Deutsche bank and commerzbank, Germany's two largest private Banks, announced today that they are in merger talks. The historic merger, despite government support, leaves open the question of whether it will create internationally competitive big Banks. Germany's financial industry was deeply hit by the global financial crisis in 2008. Deutsche Bank, the largest Bank, suffered a series of losses in recent years and broke out in the money laundering scandal. After tens of thousands of job cuts at Commerzbank, which…

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11
Mar
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Radical tax proposal by the New Economics Foundation backed by shadow chancellor The tax-free personal allowance, which rises to £12,500 in April, should be scrapped and replaced with a flat payment of £48 a week for every worker, according to radical proposals welcomed by shadow chancellor John McDonnell. The proposal, from the New Economics Foundation thinktank, is for a £48.08 “weekly national allowance,” amounting to £2,500.16 a year from the state, paid to every worker over the age of 18…

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22
Feb
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The latest data from estate agents, haart, has revealed that during August house prices across England and Wales fell by 1.9% and by 3.1% on the year with the average price of a home now sitting at £223,834. According to the figures, new buyer demand for homes fell by 4.5% on the month but is up 13% annually. The number of properties coming onto the market fell by 1.5% but has risen by 11.1% on the year. In August there…

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21
Feb
Posted by Emvertex

If you have student loans in 2019, you also have a somewhat distressingly large number of different ways to pay them back. Besides the standard repayment plan, in which the government calculates a monthly bill based on what you owe, there's a graduated plan for people who want to pay more later, which is somehow different from what the system calls paying-as-you-earn and income-contingent repayment. In other words, deciding to take on debt for what hopefully will be a worthwhile…

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18
Feb
Posted by Emvertex

A perfect balance of affordability and low crime rates surely has to be high up on the list of priorities for prospective homebuyers. And, it's safe to assume that some areas will fare better than others with regards to this. But where are they? The latest research from OkayLah.co.uk, looks at the total crime per capita (crime committed per 100 people) across each council region of the nation, comparing this to the average house price and scoring each area with…

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