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  • KPREIT plans second residential development

    2014 - 04.20
    KPREIT's other properties include a 26,000-square-foot commercial property located on Hagley Park Road, and 19 units in a condominium apartment in the Loft II building in downtown Miami, Florida, with square footage of 16,092 - both acquired in 2010.

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    The five tricks rich parents use to cut private school costs

    2014 - 04.20
    Under the rules, you can take a quarter of your pension pot as a tax-free lump sum from 55. As a higher-rate (40 per cent) taxpayer, you’d have to earn around £8,000 to pay fees of £4,765 after tax. But anything put in a pension has had income tax repaid to you.

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    US senators want C Suisse to be forced to identify tax evaders

    2014 - 04.19
    Clients who visited the bank in Switzerland were whisked to meetings in a button-less, remote-controlled lift where they were advised on the best way to circumvent US tax laws.

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    He's made £1m from investment Isas – and, he says, you can too

    2014 - 04.19
    All the main share dealers, such as Halifax, Barclays, Interactive Investor, Hargreaves Lansdown and BestInvest, offer similar services, but charges vary, as does the range of shares offered. Lee was instrumental in winning government approval for shares listed on Aim (the alternative investment market) to be eligible for Isas, but has a word of warning. "Never buy exploration, biotech or start-up stocks," he says. "Only go for proper businesses that you can understand and that are making profits and paying dividends." Avoiding losers, rather than picking winners, is the key to success, he says. "Investing is like golf. It's the shot that goes into the river or the woods that ruins the card."

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    Extent of Co-op shambles laid bare by Lord Myners

    2014 - 04.18
    Britain's biggest mutual company was plunged into chaos last May when a £1.5bn financial hole was revealed at its banking arm. The capital shortage had forced the Co-op to abandon its bid for more than 600 Lloyds bank branches and has led to US hedge funds owning most of the bank.

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