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France – UK Rental Income and Brits’ Government Pensions Ruling Confirmed

By Angloinfo World editor - Friday, May 31, 2013

Following weeks of uncertainty the French government has finally confirmed that UK rental income and UK government pensions will not attract French income tax or social contributions for tax residents… Read more…

France Backs 75 Percent Tax Rate on Top Salaries and Scraps Directors’ Pay Cap

By Angloinfo World editor - Wednesday, May 29, 2013

After the last elections in France, President Hollande proposed a number of tax changes including an exceptional surtax on very high earned income which would have totalled 75 percent tax… Read more…

France: Today is Tax-Deadline Day

By Angloinfo World editor - Monday, May 27, 2013

Today (27 May), at midnight is the deadline for tax residents of France who are declaring tax in France for the first time or who have chosen to declare via… Read more…

Is China’s currency the yuan or renminbi? Don’t phone a friend, find out here

By Angloinfo World editor - Thursday, May 23, 2013

Yuan and renminbi; both refer to the currency of China. Yuan typically refers to the unit of currency. For example, “how much is that tablecloth?” “It costs 10 yuan.” Renminbi… Read more…

Why British Expats are Choosing Local Currencies over Sterling

By Angloinfo World editor - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Increasing numbers of British expats are moving their savings from pounds sterling into the local currency of their new country of residence, according to a survey by Lloyds TSB International…. Read more…

Japanese Government Upgrades Economy

By Angloinfo World editor - Monday, May 20, 2013

The Japanese government upgraded its assessment of the economy on Monday; a further sign that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s aggressive polices (known as Abenomics) are beginning to reignite growth. This… Read more…

Leaving the UK? Join the Crowd…

By Angloinfo World editor - Friday, May 17, 2013

Anyone thinking of leaving the UK for work opportunities, will be among a fairly large crowd. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 352,000 people emigrated from the UK… Read more…

Economic Fortunes Affect Personal Safety in Greece

By Angloinfo World editor - Thursday, May 16, 2013

Greece and Lithuania were the only European Union countries in 2012 in which less than half of adults (47% and 45%, respectively) said they feel safe walking alone at night,… Read more…

Singapore Tipped to be the World’s Largest Global Offshore Wealth Centre

By Angloinfo World editor - Wednesday, May 15, 2013

“As regulations tighten in Europe and the world’s wealth moves to Asia, Singapore is tipped to overtake Switzerland  as the largest global offshore wealth centre in terms of assets by… Read more…

How to Avoid Losing Money When Freelancing for International Clients

By Angloinfo World editor - Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Do you do freelance work for a client abroad? If so, this guest post by Susan Connolly, a freelance writer from Ireland, writing for Transferwise, could help you avoid hidden… Read more…

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