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  • The White House on Thursday unveiled a plan to privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that calls for turning the entities into private companies that would vie with similar entities to bankroll and secu

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    Most small business owners dream of increasing their online income. However, the majority of them don’t know how to do it right. Yes, it is not a big deal to run a website. The question is, “How to

  • Once you've determined the right asset allocation, you need to divide your capital between the appropriate asset classes. On a basic level, this is not difficult: equities are equities and bonds are b

  • Brands are trying to communicate with consumers 24/7.

    Whether they’re browsing their favorite social media sites, shopping online, or looking through their inbox, they may see upwards of 10,000 brand

  • A legally binding contract lays out the terms of your engagement with the client from the outset. This gives you an opportunity to set your rates and expectations in terms of payment deadlines, etc. 

  • Machine learning and AI are dominating headlines in the tech world. Learn how your small business can use this software to boost your marketing. Human beings have long been fascinated by the concept o

  • Two years ago, foreign investors went on a shopping spree in the U.S. for trophy office, hotel and other large commercial real estate properties. Since then, the upper end of the market has been a har

  • If there's been one word on the lips of everyone in finance this past year, it's cryptocurrency. 

    If you've been kicking yourself for not getting in on the ground floor of blockbuster coins like Bitc

  • Obtaining permanent residency status or gaining citizenship in a foreign county may seem like a good idea for those who no longer want to live in the country where they were born or whose passport the

  • If you’re ready to move beyond the basics with your sales strategy, consider these out-of-the-box ideas to boost revenue for your small business.

    There are a lot of ways to expand your reach and incr

  • Small businesses are the newest targets for hackers, given their size, lack of skilled staff and minimal funds devoted to data defense. 

    How vulnerable are small business owners are to cyberattacks? 

  • Every day VII sees new surprises, both good and bad. Predictability is a foregone luxury of past generations. In today’s fast-paced, tech-fueled world, business owners must remain nimble and aggressiv

  • The WTO was born out of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which was established in 1947. GATT was part of the Bretton Woods-inspired family, including the International Monetary Fund

  • VII Capital Funds Partner Marc Gabriel counts himself as an optimist. As one of the company’s investment officers, he also plans for the worst-case scenario.

    Over the next year, Gabriel said there co

  • Year after year, VII Capital Funds has seen a destructive flood of fraud sweeping the world, leaving countless victims in its wake. Unfortunately, new and improved technology only gives fraudsters an

  • Out looks set for a subdued run-up to Brexit, according to a range of indicators that paint a mixed picture at the start of the country’s last full year in the European Union.

    Forecasters generally t

  • A major gas find, streamlined business rules and a devalued currency, investors are increasingly optimistic about prospects for the North African country after years of political turmoil.

    Foreign hol

  • Reserves rose to their highest in more than a year in December, blowing past economists’ estimates, as tight regulations and a strong yuan continued to discourage capital outflows, central bank data s

  • Without insurance most business owners are vulnerable to potentially devastating lawsuits.

    In partnership with an online business insurance agency, a recently surveyed nearly 1,200 small business own

  • Marketing your small business can get expensive, whether you’re investing money on advertising or spending your time trying to keep up with social media. 

    Fortunately, there are tools available to he

  • In 1949, Alfred Winslow Jones ushered in a new era by launching the first hedge fund which exploited leverage and derivatives to enhance performance. 

    Over the last three decades, financial innovatio

  • You just got a line of credit for your small business—great news! You now have an important financial tool to maintain your cash flow and ensure your daily operations run smoothly. 

    A credit line all

  • Your engagement efforts will be pointless if you don’t have Instagram followers to engage with. To get more followers, start by linking to your Instagram account from your website and promoting it on

  • You can advertise on Instagram for as little as $1, and for as much as you want to spend. When you set up your Instagram ad campaign using the Power Editor tool, you can set a daily budget, a budget f

  • Instagram for Business includes access to Insights, a free analytical tool that can help you understand who your followers are and what they’re interested in.

  • How to Regram Others’ Posts on Instagram

    “Regramming” is the equivalent of sharing a friend’s post on Facebook or retweeting a post on Twitter. For instance, you might want to regram photos that cust

  • Instagram Stories are slideshows that combine photos and videos. They are meant to be temporary—Story posts disappear after 24 hours—so they are useful if you are promoting a timely event or sale.

  • Instagram Filters allow you to easily apply visual effects to your photos. When you take a photo with the Instagram app or post a picture from your photo library, you can select from preset filters (C

  • What to Post on Instagram for Business

    Instagram is a visual platform, so you want to think of ways to market your business using photos and videos. Beyond that, there are few rules. However, all of

  • It’s easy to get started on Instagram. Download the free Instagram app from the iTunes app store or Google Play.

  • Instagram allows you to connect with followers, share updates about your business, and potentially turn followers into customers.

  • According to the latest quarterly Rental Report, residential rents in Ireland rose nationwide by an average of 13.5% in the year to December 2016.

  • Investment Destination….Shanghai

    Shanghai became the top city for real estate investment in Asia Pacific in Q4 2016. Thanks to a steady stream of transactions at the end of the year, it ranked number

  • Hong Kong Residential mass residential capital value index climbed 0.5% over the last two months. The stamp duty hike to 15% on all residential transactions failed to curb the upward trend of resident

  • The global economic anxiety and growth slowdown across regional markets has played a significant role in the decreased demand for industrial real estate in Dubai, which in turn has led to capital valu

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    Acquisitions activity should remain high in 2017, if slightly lower than the previous year. Global capital flows into the U.S. are expected to remain very strong, with China again the leading sourc

  • There are areas in El Salvador that clients and employees are afraid to enter because of the presence of criminal groups. “Sometimes customers may be interested in a property, but they lose interest i

  • The property market in Dubai features first-class infrastructure and a regulatory environment considered as one of the most favorable in the world.   

  • Bosnian authorities are planning to expel more than 300 foreign nationals amid suspicions that they evaded taxes when buying Bosnian investment properties. Most of the properties concerned are owned b

  • The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has advised residential property investors to be cautious when investing in Singapore. 

  • Socialism is having Venezuela pull its largest current bank note out of circulation amid raging inflation.

  • New Zealand's governing National Party has officially appointed Bill English to succeed John Key as prime minister.

  • åBoeing confirmed the deal, saying that the contract was reached within the terms of the government license that the department had issued.

    The sale includes 50 twin-jet, narrow-body 737 planes and 3

  • China moved towards opening up markets such as railway equipment and vehicle batteries on Wednesday with the publication of draft foreign investment guidelines which it said would "increase openness t

  • Russia wants to promote strategic partnerships and economic cooperation with African countries, President Vladimir Putin said at VTB Capital’s “Russia Calling” Forum on October 11, 2016.

  • Gold prices stayed firm on Wednesday as stronger physical demand for the precious metal, ahead of India's late-October festival season, offset a firm U.S. dollar.

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought to assure Japan on Wednesday that his high-profile visit to China last week was about economics, not security, and vowed to stand on Tokyo's side over the d

  • According to analysts at the recent Dubai Property Show London 2016, British citizens have emerged as the second largest investors in Dubai real estate and according to the Dubai Land Department they

  • According to latest European Quarterly Report, a total of €64.5 billion ($71.6 billion USD) was invested in European commercial property in Q4 2015, taking volumes for the full year to €238.5 billion

  • On Wednesday, Beijing’s National Bureau of Statistics reported that China’s gross domestic product in the third calendar quarter of this year grew 6.7%. That is the same rate that was announced for th