What does the outcome of the German election mean for the euro? By MoneyCorp

Chancellor Merkel secured a fourth term at the weekend; this was as experts had predicted, but they weren’t all ready for the narrow margin of her victory, or the election of nationalist candidates from the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party into the Bundestag. The result is in contrast to the elections in Holland and France […]

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French property market: the 2016 dynamics are still here

If you are considering acquiring a new home in France, 2016 was a very good year in terms of mortgage rates and prices. Now that we are well into 2017, obviously, the question that everybody is asking is whether those dynamics will linger in the new year.

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November’s currency update

Investors’ changing appetite for risk was the most important factor in the euro’s week.  When they leaned towards nervousness – as they did when Donald Trump edged ahead of Hilary Clinton in the US opinion polls – they bought the safe-haven euro, yen and franc. The three currencies were just about unchanged on the week […]

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Not too late to double check your French property tax

If you are lucky enough to own a property in France, or only considering one, then it is likely that you are familiar with the very topical French word: “La rentrée” – if not, well, this coincides with the end of the summer holidays.

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French properties: what changed during the summer

The Summer is nearly over, kids are back to school and your holidays seem quite distant already, that is what happens when you go back to work doesn’t it?

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July’s currency update

The pound continues to remain under pressure, as it briefly dipped again this morning, but recovered by lunchtime. Following the weekend, sterling has come out higher against most major currencies, strengthening by 1% versus EUR and USD.

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4.5 months: the time it takes to acquire a French property

Finding a property is much easier nowadays, it also requires less time according to a French bank as they published the results of their latest survey on the acquisition processes for a main residence.

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Brexit: what are the consequences for the French property market?

David Cameron dramatically announced his resignation on the 24th June after a shock vote for Brexit. The Brexit came as a shock for most of us as the remain was predicted on the 23rd June.

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April’s currency update

The European single currency has maintained its recent strong tone having gained further ground against both the US dollar and British pound over the last week.

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February currency update

Considering the global stock market turmoil of late and the wild swings in the oil price over the last 5 days, you have to say that the European single currency has managed to avoid any major calamity

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