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Britain can become world’s richest major economy, says George Osborne
George Osborne has set out plans requiring the government to operate an overall budget surplus in normal times, as he held out the hope that Britain will become the richest country in the G7 industrialised group of nations by the 2030s.
Britain faces storm as giant global investors awaken to break-up dangers
Nomura tells clients to slash financial exposure to the UK and brace for a possible collapse of the pound
The world’s cleanest hotels are in Tokyo!
Not all hotels live up to the same standards when it comes to cleanliness.
Chinese vacancies push hotels to new markets
Vietnamese hoteliers are seeking alternative strategies to cope with the falling number of Chinese tourists due to recent tensions in the East Sea.
World's 8 best places to invest in property
The past few years have been sobering for global property. Falling house prices have torpedoed buy-to-let markets all over the world. But millions of Britons are still tempted by the dream of buying a property in the sun, spending their holidays there and converting it into a nice little earner in their old age. Sinking hard cash into an overseas property always comes with risks. Yet there are a number of destinations where investing now looks far more attractive than 12 months ago.
California Home Affordability Slipping Away in Q1
According to the California Association of Realtors ('C.A.R.'), the combination of continued price increases and relatively higher interest rates during the first quarter of 2014 led to decreased housing affordability in all regions of California.
Las Vegas Home Prices Dip in April
According to the Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR), on the heels of steady appreciation since early 2012, local Las Vegas home prices dipped slightly from March to April 2014.
New Home Mortgage Applications in U.S
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Builder Application Survey (BAS) for March 2014, mortgage applications for new home purchases in the U.S. increased by 5 percent relative to the previous month.
Are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac History?
President Barack Obama took the stage in a Phoenix high school yesterday to endorse bipartisan legislation that would "end Fannie [Mae] and Freddie [Mac] as we know them," a move that could have long term ramifications for homebuyers.