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Category: Business News

Tidal power scheme to be unveiled in 2015 budget

Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled an ambitious and expensive plan to build the world’s first tidal lagoon to generate green energy. The government’s announced that it’s entering formal negotiations on funding a £1bn project to produce electricity from turbines in Swansea Bay in south Wales. The move came amid controversial measures to reduce taxes for […]

New flights to Dordogne make it simple to enjoy a grape escape

Now quicker and easier to engoy the Dordogne….

The much anticipated new direct flights from Manchester to Brive Dordogne Valley airport by low-cost airline, Jet2 will now make it even easier for Brits to enjoy a ‘grape escape’ to one of France’s most popular wine producing regions.

Pump some Biofuel into your Portfolio for Peak Performance

As successful investors will know the secret to a robust portfolio is diversification, strategically spreading risk between stocks, shares, traditional investments and increasingly, alternative investments. Interest in biofuels as an alternative investment has grown in recent years as savvy investors move to capitalise on the serious situation we face, namely that we are currently using more crude oil that we are finding it and so new sources of renewable energy must be found.

Istanbul Property Investment – Top Choice?

Turkey investment property is still right at the top of investors’ wish lists in 2010 as up-to-date data from the Real Estate Investing Partners Association (GYODER) reveals a 6 percent growth in the sector in Q4 2009.

Due to the availability of up to 70% finance, The Hampton’s development, situated on Istanbul’s European side is experiencing significant investor demand. These luxury studio units boasting sea and city views offer an attractive 7.5% guaranteed rental for two years and with finance can be invested in with as little investment as £13,500.

Surge in Demand for German Solar Energy Investments as Feed-in Tariff Reduction Approaches

The solar energy world leader (as seen on the BBC), Germany, is currently seeing a spike in demand for Solar Energy Investment as the timeframe that you have to ‘plug in’ before the cut in the feed-in tariff (FIT) looms.

Algarve boosted by the Ryanair effect

The self-proclaimed “world’s favourite airline”, Ryanair, is set to open its 39th base at Faro in March 2010 with new routes to the UK and Ireland…

Istanbul property tipped by experts as Turkish hotspot in 2010

Istanbul, the city poised at a juncture where the security of the west meets the promise of the east, is tipped to be the property hotspot within Turkey in 2010 according to international property experts……….

British Airways flies direct to Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh is synonymous with diving and year round sunshine, this popular Egyptian resort nestled on the Red Sea Coast is to become even more accessible to UK visitors come 26th October as British Airways (BA) launches thrice-weekly direct flights from London Gatwick to the Sharm El Sheikh International Airport.

Philippines property set to increase by 10% in 2010

Property growth in the Philippines driven by both office and commercial premises and tourist resort development aimed at overseas buyers.