Monthly Archives: January 2013

Tips for Investing Real Estate

There is no argument that right now is the perfect time to be considering the US real estate market. So how can we make sure our real estate decision is a sound one? Obviously, doing some research and homework is indispensable. Assess Your Goals Before involved into the deal, you should make sure why you…

World Bank advises against fiscal stimulus

The World Bank has stated that despite weak growth forecasts countries should not be tempted by the quick fix of artificially stimulating their economies this year, and should instead invest in developing the backbone drivers of growth. New World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said: “The economic recovery remains fragile and uncertain, clouding the prospect…

Top Personal Financial Tips

Stick to Budget. Budgeting is a critical process which forces you to look at what you’re spending, where you’re spending it, and thus be able to make decision on where changes can be made to meet your financial goals. Invest. Financial investing can either be done independently or through a broker. It is often desirable…

10 Ways to Garden Successfully in the Summer

The summer months can be sweltering which means that gardening might seem like a chore. However, this article includes a list of ten tips for successful summertime gardening as well as year round advice. 1. Know What Plants Will Grow In Your Area You can’t grow coconuts in New England. Take a moment to learn…

New EU draft for rescue fund rules

The EU has released a new draft of regulations that would force countries to take a greater participation alongside the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) rescue fund, or protect the fund against any losses accrued from rescuing banks. The plan was circulated among eurozone finance ministers at the end of last year but has now been…

Managing the Venezuelan exchange control system

Since January 23 2003, an exchange control regime authorised by the Venezualan Central Bank (BCV) has been in force in Venezuela, strongly restricting the sale and purchase of foreign currency. This restricted currency market was initially developed by Exchange Control Convention Number One, and was then reviewed by several other Exchange Control Conventions. Resolutions were…

Tort team attack Big Food

In 2009, a group of parents filed a class action lawsuit with the potential to bring Big Food down to its knees. The parents had taken issue with an ad campaign that tried to pass off Nutella – the chocolate and nut paste – as a healthy breakfast staple, citing the wholesome ingredients used to…

Ireland confident in debt deal after €2.5bn bond sale

Ireland’s National Treasury Management Agency has held a successful five-year bond auction, attracting €7bn of orders and allowing the debt office to raise €2.5bn- a yield of about 3.35 percent. The auction was the latest in a series of steps towards rebuilding the country’s finances and regaining the trust of the markets. The auction was…

Bank of America ramps up lending

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan has announced that the company should overtake JPMorgan Chase in direct-to-consumer mortgage lending over the next six months, according to the Financial Times. Moynihan says he has instructed bankers to be “more aggressive” in pursuing and offering loans to companies. In the first nine months of 2012, BofA originated…