Author Archives: Darren Marchal

How To Get Your Landlord’s Cooperation When Selling A Business

While property owners can, and do interfere with tenants wanting to sell their small businesses, there are some key steps that a company owner can take to overcome landlord problems.Sooner is better than laterBusiness sellers often believe tell their brokers that they would rather wait to discuss the business’ lease assignment with the landlord, believing is not necessary…

How to Evaluate and Manage Risk in Nicaragua’s Political Environm...

Nicaragua has tremendous upside potential in beachfront real estate, but there is also the risk of losses due to adverse political conditions. Some of the favorable aspects of Nicaragua include virgin Caribbean beachfront, splendid colonial architecture, gorgeous and varied landscapes, vast tracks of fertile farmland and some of the most under-priced property in Central America….

A long a painful journey

Just how bad is the global economic outlook? The lack of a consensus answer to that question is telling. Normally, the financial institutions that steer the world economy show a degree of agreement. But these are uncertain times. The International Monetary Fund said recently that the credit crunch had cost financial firms a stunning $945bn;…

How to Build a House or Office in Nicaragua

Buying property and building a house in Nicaragua requires patience and planning, as in every other place. Building in Central America introduces a few new challenges to investors and homebuyers. The Nicaragua property boom is just taking off, and so quality construction is still in its infancy. At this time only about 30% of the…

A Saxo Bank WLP approach

As banks and financial institutions wake up to the growing potential of the online trading market, they continue to look for the technological solutions for gaining reliable, fast access to the sector. However, developing a workable, tried and tested platform for online trading is neither a cheap, straightforward nor timely exercise – and it was…

Specialising in economic analysis

It isn’t just corporate bombast. It’s a reality many US businesses have already witnessed. For many corporates, transfer pricing is the most important issue any large global business has to face up to during the next five years. Tax authorities – including Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customers (HMRC) – are getting tough with any company…

Hungary: a magnet for FDI

As a result of EU accession on May 1, 2004, investors in Hungary find themselves in a single market of 493 million consumers with enormous potential for developing new markets and new horizons. At the geographical centre of the region Hungary is destined to become a bridge between present EU members and those countries on…

PLUS prepared for bear

Is it or isn’t it a bear market? Perhaps that’s not the question, but rather whether a young, new stock exchange in London like PLUS Markets Group can survive the volatility that’s been seen in the stock markets in the past few months. Ask these questions to PLUS’s director of business development Nemone Wynn-Evans, however,…