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Rent or buy: does the British obsession with home ownership pay off?

Apr 05, 2019 10:21 am UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

Unlike the Germans, who are a nation of renters, the desire to be a homeowner is firmly rooted in the British psyche. In 2003, the proportion of UK households owning their own home reached a peak of almost 71%. While it...

Berlin's grassroots plan to renationalise up to 200,000 ex-council homes from corporate landlords

Mar 06, 2019 14:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law Real Estate

In major cities throughout the world, the price of housing is on the rise: in 2017 alone, prices leaped by 20.5% in Berlin, 16% in Vancouver and 14.8% in Hong Kong. As rents keep going up, activists in Berlin are...

Generation rent is a myth – housing prospects for millennials are determined by class

Jan 04, 2019 16:06 pm UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

Millennials have been labelled generation rent, as growing numbers of young people are renting their homes for longer periods of their lives than their parents generation. Home ownership and social housing are increasingly...

Shorten's subsidy plan to boost affordable housing

Dec 17, 2018 10:56 am UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

Institutional investors would receive longterm subsidies to build new dwellings - on condition they rented them out below market rates - under an affordable housing program Bill Shorten is announcing on the first day of...

What's behind the dramatic rise in 3-generation households?

Nov 08, 2018 17:15 pm UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

In a recent study, I discovered that the number of kids living with their parents and grandparents in what demographers call a three-generation household has nearly doubled over the past two decades. Why has this been...

Coloradans reject restrictions on drilling distances from homes and schools

Nov 08, 2018 16:46 pm UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

Coloradans rejected a ballot initiative that would have required new oil and gas projects to be set back at least 2,500 feet from occupied buildings. The measure known as Proposition 112 and supported by environmentalists...

Ideas of home and ownership in Australia might explain the neglect of renters’ rights

Nov 04, 2018 14:29 pm UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

In Australia, when we think of home, we think of ownership. This normalisation of home ownership is reflected in the Great Australian Dream, the belief that its the best way to achieve financial security. This dream is...

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U.S. Treasuries jump ahead of 5-year auction, series of corporate earnings

The U.S. Treasuries jumped during Wednesdays afternoon session ahead of todays 5-year auction, scheduled to be held at 17:00GMT. Investors will now be tracking corporate earnings, which have been better-than-expected...

German bunds gain following lower-than-expected April Ifo business climate index

The German bunds gained during European trading session Wednesday after the countrys Ifo business climate index for the month of April missed market expectations, also coming in lower than the previous reading in...

RBA likely to cut benchmark interest rate in May after inflation surprises to the downside, says ANZ Research

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is expected to cut the benchmark cash rate by 25 basis points at its monetary policy meeting in May, with another 25 bps cut likely to follow in August, according to the latest report...

NZ Q1 jobless rate likely to stabilize at 4.3 pct, near-term improvement unlikely on subdued GDP growth: ANZ Research

New Zealands unemployment rate is expected to stabilize at 4.3 percent during the first quarter of this year; however, further improvement in the near term seems unlikely with GDP growth subdued, according to the latest...

JGBs jump at close tracking U.S. Treasuries, BoJ’s bond-buying operation

The Japanese government bonds jumped at the time of closing Wednesday tracking a similar movement in the United States Treasuries amid a regular bond-buying operation conducted by the Bank of Japan (BoJ) earlier...

Politics

Melania Trump, Donald Trump Problems: ‘Forced’ Holding Hands at Easter Event Suggests Rumored Fight Not Over Yet?

Melania Trump and Donald Trump are once again being rumored having some issues as a married couple. After an alleged dinner fight at Mar-a-Lago, a body language expert reports there were red flags during their appearance...

Vladimir Putin Salary: Over 50 Percent Decline Seen in Russian President’s Pay From 2017 to 2018

Vladimir Putin, as the president of Russia, is regarded as one of the most influential leaders of the world. With that comes the scrutinizing of eyes of critics and his citizens on whatever money he has on the bank. And...

Melania Trump’s Spokeswoman Calls Vogue’s Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour ‘Small-Minded’ After Stating FLOTUS Will Never Be on Mag’s Cover

Melania Trump was snubbed and rejected by Vogues editor-in-chief Anna Wintour when the latter vowed that the FLOTUS will never find herself on the cover of their famed magazine again. The First Lady responded to such...

Donald Trump Reveals He Spoke With Pope Francis, Emmanuel Macron to Offer Sympathy and Help on Notre Dame Cathedral’s Restoration

Donald Trump revealed on Wednesday that he was able to speak to Pope Francis and French President Emmanuel Macron and expressed his condolences for the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. The President of the United States said...

Vladimir Putin to Meet North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong Un for Their First Summit in Russia; Nuclear Talks Expected

Vladimir Putin, Russias president, is preparing to welcome North Koreas leader Kim Jong Un for their first summit that will be held in Moscow. The meeting comes after the latters failed nuclear talks with Donald Trump...

Science

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Patients Confirmed in HIV Remission Spark Hope That Epidemic Can be Cured

HIV/AIDS cure is still elusive but the first half of 2019 has already been promising in this field. A second patient was confirmed to have been in HIV remission for about two years since having a bone marrow transplant a...

Cancer Cure 2019: Cow Urine Heals Breast Cancer, Claims Aspiring Indian Politician; Aims to Promote Its Use Once Elected

Scientists are still working on developing a cancer cure but Indias aspiring politician Sadhvi Pragya it can be found in cow urine. She maintains that it is what healed her breast cancer. Cancer cure is one of the...

Cancer Cure: Latest Development in Improving Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Reported

The World Health Organization lists cancer as the second most deadly diseases worldwide. In 2018 alone, around 9.6 million people reportedly passed away due to cancer-related causes. One of the possible reasons why the...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Researchers Eye Clinical Trials for ‘All-in-One’ Treatment That Can 'Kick and Kill' Virus

There is still a very long way to go before the world actually sees an ultimate cure for HIV. But significant developments are being reported almost every day. One of the most recent good news came from the researchers of...

Can bacteria help us prevent salt damage to concrete roads and bridges?

Bacteria, which have been working for millennia as natures stonemasons, could soon be enlisted to help neutralize the destructive effects of road salt. According to the Transportation Research Board, it takes about 10...

Technology

‘NBA 2K20’ Release Date, Gameplay, Predictions: Fans Float James Harden, Joel Embiid as Worthy Cover Athlete Picks

Aside from gameplay improvements and rankings, fans are also excited to see who gets to be main featured athlete this year in the NBA 2K20 cover. There are very few discussions up at this point, but the names of James...

‘The Last of Us Part 2’ Release Date, Latest News: How True is the Slovakian Retailer Leak?

Yet another release date rumor involving the The Last of Us Part 2 is making its round on the web, this time the narrative coming from a Slovakian retailer. According to the leak, the sequel will supposedly come out on...

'Super Mario Maker 2’ Release Date, Pre-Order Details: Are There Perks to Buying It Early?

Super Mario Maker 2 is expected to be in stores in over a month. However, details on pre-order deals and bundles are still unavailable in some regions leading to the question if it is worth buying ahead of its retail...

PlayStation 5 Release Date, Latest News, Update: Why Sony Will Not Be Asking Too Much Money for Next-Gen Console

Last week, Mark Cerny lead system architect for the PlayStation 5 revealed details whats going to be under the hood of the Sonys next-gen console. And so far, its looking like the console ecosystem will be stepping into...

‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’ Latest News, Update: Perfectionism to Make Game ‘Duke Nukem Forever’ or ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’?

There are currently two strains of thoughts when it comes to the eventual quality of a game that is made by perfectionists. One is that it could lead to the disaster that was Duke Nukem Forever and the other is that it...
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