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Investment strategy 2018
As the saying goes: “To know where you're going, you need to know where you are.” So where exactly are the financial markets as we start this new year? To say the least, equity markets enjoyed an excellent performance in 2017. It is hard to think of an index that did not increase by at least 10% in local currency. ...
Property prices in Luxembourg up 5%
Property prices are continuing to rise in Luxembourg, faster than in the rest of Europe. According to Statec, Luxembourg’s statistics office, they increased by nearly 5% in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the third quarter of 2016.
What are the golden rules of estate planning?
If you want to protect your loved ones from the trials and tribulations of life, estate planning is an essential consideration. Following a few of the discipline’s golden rules will prevent conflicts from arising between your heirs and ensure the calm and orderly transfer of your estate.
Belgian tax news: video on the Reynders Tax
Until the end of 2017, the “Reynders Tax” (so named because it was introduced in 2006 by Finance Minister Didier Reynders) applied to accumulation UCITS (undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities), such as accumulation SICAVs, investing at least 25% of their assets in bonds. From 2018, this ...
Accelerating economic growth, especially in Europe and Asia
Global economic growth is returning to pre-crisis levels. Europe and Asia show the most notable positive surprises. This is the view of Guy Wagner, Chief Investment Officer at BLI - Banque de Luxembourg Investments, and his team, in their monthly analysis, ‘Highlights’.
New tax in Belgium: subscription tax on securities accounts video
The Belgian government has introduced a subscription tax of 0.15% on securities accounts. What is this new tax and who does it apply to? In a video interview, Bernard Goffaux, Head of Estate Planning at Banque de Luxembourg, outlines the details of this new tax. (in French)
What are ‘FinTechs’, ‘crowdfunding’, ‘crowdlending’, ‘peer-to-peer lending’, ‘Bitcoin’ and ‘blockchain’...?
The digitisation of banking and investment services has brought with it new concepts like big data, robo-advisors, bots and chatbots. Here is a guide to some of the latest financial terms, with explanations.
Explore the topic of wealth - material, intangible and diverse - in the new edition of Les Cahiers
Banque de Luxembourg's Cahiers offer readers the chance to stand back and reflect on subjects of general interest revolving around a particular theme. The third edition is dedicated to the many facets of wealth, a concept that is inextricably linked with the idea of legacy.