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European hotel market: where to invest more profitable?
More and more people travel the world. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in 2017 the number of international arrivals in the world reached a record 1.3 billion. The most significant increase was in Europe, where the number of arrivals on an annualized basis increased by 8% to 671 million. Experts attribute the growing popularity of European countries stabilizing the economic situation in the Eurozone and increasing the number of tourists from the United States, China and Russia. Continue reading
OECD tightens banking checks for investment citizenship and residence permit participants
On November 20, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a list of countries whose investment citizenship or residency programs it considers risky. The OECD recommends that banks carefully check clients who received a passport or residence permit under these programs, in particular, documents confirming the physical presence of investors in a particular country. This applies not only to new customers, but also to owners of particularly large accounts, which hold amounts from 1 million euros. Continue reading
Green building: fashionable and profitable
In October 2017, Saudi Arabia presented an ambitious project of a “smart” and environmentally friendly city on the Red Sea coast “Neom”. According to the authors, the city will receive energy only from renewable sources, and transport and the entire life support system will be exclusively “green”. So far, the megaproject, which is estimated at $ 500 billion, exists on paper, but it reflects the overall focus of the sector on environmental friendliness and energy efficiency. Continue reading