House committee examines bill to require online sales tax collection

Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said that while the committee is “sympathetic to the plight of traditional retailers,” the legislation exposes mobile merchants “to multiple audits in jurisdictions in which they have no voice.”


Nomura, Deutsche on Shortlist for Australian Loan Book

Other lenders have also faced challenges from Australia’s slowing economy, increased regulation and souring sentiment among investors in the wake of high-profile collapses like Banksia. Among the measures closely watched by distressed debt investors are the amount of loans in arrears, and how much money is held as equity on lenders’ balance sheets.


Up to 10 metres of sand lost in places at Studland due to storms - as well as damage to dunes and trees

A SIGNIFICANT proportion of Studand Beach has been temporarily lost to the sea following the recent storms, says the National Trust.

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Secretive Companies Puzzle Investors As Gulf Bourses Grow

In Saudi Arabia, that already appears to be happening as the Capital Market Authority prepares the stock market for its eventual opening to direct foreign investment. The regulator issued tens of millions of riyals (millions of dollars) in fines to investors in 2013 for breaches of trading regulations, and fined some companies small amounts for poor disclosure.


Missing out on rising property prices? Invest in a 'housing Isa'

Sean Oldfield, chief executive of Castle Trust, says: "We are not a fly-by-night operation. We are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority and what we do is really the same as a building society – but rather than have interest rates we pay a return linked to house prices. The money is generated from the landlords we lend to. There are no counter parties and no derivatives used."