2019 looks like it will be a testing time for investors, from trade wars to political uncertainty.
The European Union (EU) faces a number of challenges, including the ongoing Brexit saga, Germany just escaping recession (for the moment), further tensions with the Italian government, mass social unrest in France (with the potential for contagion) , the continued rise of populism, anti-immigration, anti-establishment and separatism movements and a weakening European economy (real GDP decelerated in 2018).
In the US, President Trump will do everything he can to keep the US economy strong because the success of his presidency relies on it. But at least the threat of a trade war with China has rescinded recently, with Trump delaying tariffs on Chinese goods as he feels substantial progress has been made in trade talks.
Over the past few years’ Portugal has developed a reputation as the new tax haven for affluent and high net worth individuals, all of whom wish to achieve tax optimization by relocating to a friendly, discreet and safe EU country. With Portuguese residency they are able to acquire a special tax regime, with many attractive […]
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