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Congratulations to the lions a great day to take pride in being British & Irish .

Congratulations to the Lions

They said to many Welsh men ,
They know nothing , Gatland you did .

Great leaders make huge choices ,

A great day take pride in being British and Irish .

Tony Evans

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Brandeaux reassures as student property Ucis funds suspended

Is it looks to good to be true it usually is!

Caution on property funds . As you won’t be able to get your money out when you expected .

Tony Evans
Brandeaux reassures as student property Ucis funds suspended

Student property investment specialist Brandeaux has suspended its fund range from trading due to liquidity concerns, leaving investors stuck in the funds and unable to redeem their investments.
The company blamed the suspension on the FCA’s recent ban on the sale and marketing of unregulated collective investment schemes (Ucis) to retail investors.

More than £1.1bn is invested in the sterling share classes of three funds – the Brandeaux Student
Brandeaux is currently trying to sell off assets to create liquidity, with the directors seeking to sell up to 80 per cent of the value of the Ground Rent Portfolio Plus fund and its foreign currency share classes.
In a statement, chairman Kay Brandeaux and chief executive Roger Boyland insisted the funds “are all performing positively” and “remain completely solvent”.
“There is no basis for investors to ‘panic’ or to worry that they have ‘lost all their money’,” the statement said. “All Brandeaux funds remain completely solvent and can meet all of their operational cash needs.
“Our mandate continues to be the delicate balance of maintaining the preservation of investors’ capital versus the duty to provide liquidity when demanded by investors. The suspension of all Brandeaux funds is aimed at this goal.
“While it has been frustrating for investors and ourselves in providing liquidity quickly enough to satisfy all investor demands, we are taking steps to resolve this position.”
Brandeaux said it was “optimistic that the transactions will complete in the near future” but admitted the outcome of the transactions “cannot be predicted”. It intends to give a further update at the end of the month.

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Which Is Better – A Property Fund Or Buy To Let? Re blogged iExpats

I recommend reading the below if you want to know about whether to buy property or invest in property .

Which Is Better – A Property Fund Or Buy To Let?

Is the Chinese bubble bursting ?! Perfect storm ahead

Thursday was a very bad day for China’s economy, the world’s second-largest and a crucial pillar of the global economy, with credit markets freezing up in an unnerving parallel to the first days of the U.S. financial collapse.The Short term borrowing rates in China have soared to record highs as credit dries up ! Looking at this people are fearing the liquidity is on the verge of drying up .

The indicator for this was Shibor (Shanghai Interbank Offered Rate) was at one point up over 29%! This could be the start of the end of the Chinese machine ? The central bank refused to do anything to calm the market .

Perfect Storm
As the Fed prepares to taper its bond purchases (QE) at the same time as tightening the spigot of worldwide dollar liquidity also with the ECB pulling liquidity out the market .

Chinese leaders appear to be causing this problem deliberately, likely to try to avert a much worse problem. And, second, if this continues and even it works, it could see China’s economy finally cool after years of breakneck growth, with serious repercussions for the rest of us.

The effects are felt across the world mainly in the commodity export economy ( Russia , South Africa and Australia ) Australia is looking it could be having its first recession in 25 years!

Fed chairman Ben Bernanke has brought forward his QE exit by lifting the unemployment target from 6.5pc to 7pc. He dismissed the looming threat of deflation as a “transitory” effect.

In my opinion the party’s not over but it’s slowing , and as such I am out you can never go broke by taking profits .

What people forget os that the Latin America’s debt crisis of the early Eighties and East Asia’s crisis in the Nineties were both triggered by turns in the US credit cycle. We never learn ,

China has so much excess in the shadow banking system its scary ! This can make the financial crisis look like a little shower !

China has credit worth $23 TRILLION ! Double the economy , or the same as USA and The whole European Union economy combined !!

When in doubt get out , re focus and re align your thoughts .

Happy Friday

Tony Evans

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Interviewed for BBC on what Wales can lean from Japan & Abenomics( Welsh & English translated )

BBC Article – ‘Mynd allan i werthu, nid i ofyn’
BBC Article – Going out to sell, not to ask'( translated by Google)

Translated English Article first .
Welsh Article after

Going out to sell, not to ask ( translated by Google)

Wales needs to do more to develop indigenous businesses, along with the encouragement of foreign investment, according to one Welshman who works as a financial expert in Japan.

Tony Evans, originally from Penrhyndeudreath, settled in Tokyo for eight years.

As the Welsh Government trade mission began in Japan, says Mr Evans said: “Companies in Japan with a lot of cash on their balance sheets, so they look for investments but they want something it’ll do brass, it does’ they do not invest just to invest. ”

“They’ve invested a lot in Britain a lot already … in manufacturing, cars … they look at nuclear energy …

“Over 400 years of relations between Britain and Japan this year (the East India Company traveled to Japan in 1613), that is a terrible one big thing, and they put a lot of emphasis on the relationship they’re know that is safe. ”

Optimism
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It wants to go out and say what the Government can offer to Japan and go out and sell – not going out to ask, but going out to sell ”
Tony Evans
Financial Specialist in Japan
There has been very significant economic growth during “economic miracle” Japan in the 60s, 70s and 80au’r twentieth century. Japan economy average growth slowed in the nineties, but continued to grow at the beginning of the new millennium before falling into recession three times since 2008 – the last time in 2011 after the earthquake and tsunami .

But Tony Evans is optimistic about the economic future of his adopted country, mainly because of the attitude of the Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe:

“The prime minister, has said that doing something about it – Japan has been in recession for twenty years, and people are fed up.

“The Abe wants the country to grow more, want to make an investment, wants to change the way things are happening here and now he has put Kuroda at the Bank of Japan and he is exactly the same …

“One thing a lot of people does not know, it was Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, at Oxford university and therefore has a western attitude towards policies, and that is a good thing in Japan – Japanese face with western policies. ”

Lessons from Japan
So if Japan would benefit from some aspects of western why Wales can learn from Japan?

According to Tony Evans, would be more apprenticeships boost for the Welsh economy. It is a system that is highly successful in Japan said. It is also necessary to change attitudes of students and graduates:

“There has been too much emphasis on getting people to go from universities within the Civil Service, to go into a job not to create jobs, the emphasis on going to university to get a degree in something, not a lot of apprenticeships, tase more skills so then the economy (Welsh) raises its own … ”

It offers the following advice to Edwina Hart at the beginning of her visit to Japan: “We need to go talk to companies at home here already.’s British Chamber of Commerce here, St. David’s Society here.

“There’s a lot of connections here, and wants to go out and say what the Government can offer to Japan and go out and sell – not going out to ask, but go out and sell.”

‘Growing existing sector’
While he supported any effort to attract new investments from Japan to Wales, living away from home has given another perspective to Mr Evans at what Wales should concentrate in order to grow its economy in the future.

“Having investments from outside is one thing, but we also need to work more with businesses, and universities, for more entrepreneurship.”

He also argued in favor of focusing on specific sectors – technology is an obvious one says, but also “natural resources, new energy, green energy, ma ‘That’s one thing.’s Still a load of coal, things that they’d be can do.

“A lot of good land in Wales to grow, to raising livestock. The world is growing, and people want to eat – Wales could do better in the food sector. Growing sector is already there and making of ‘ n more.

“As the middle class expands, there are 2 billion people want to get into the middle class, as they come in, so they will change their attitude towards food. Not enough food to go round the world, Wales place with good land, with the skills to move forward. ”

Ideas that the Welsh Government chew on them? It may already be thinking along similar lines – Abergavenny Fine Foods is a food company, Teddington Engineered Solutions and supplying equipment for the power industry is part of the trade mission.

Alongside them on the trip, companies Clogau Gold, ISCA UK that produce chemicals, which IQE produces semiconductors (SEMICONDUCTORS), Reid Lifting is lifting equipment development, design and Weaving Mill company Tregwynt, and clinical research company Simbec Research.

Mynd allan i werthu, nid i ofyn’

10 Mehefin 2013 Diweddarwyd 07:06
‘Mynd allan i werthu, nid i ofyn’

“Mae angen mwy o bwyslais ar dechnoleg a defnyddio technoleg”
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Straeon Perthnasol

Angen i Gymru fod yn amlwg ar fap y byd Watch
Yr economi yng Nghymru
Adran hybu busnes o dan y lach
Mae angen i Gymru wneud mwy i ddatblygu busnesau cynhenid, ochr yn ochr ag annog buddsoddiad o dramor, yn ôl un Cymro sy’n gweithio fel arbenigwr ariannol yn Japan.

Mae Tony Evans, sy’n wreiddiol o Benrhyndeudraeth, wedi ymgartrefu yn Tokyo ers wyth mlynedd.

Wrth i daith fasnach Llywodraeth Cymru gychwyn yn Japan, dywed Mr Evans: “Mae cwmnïau yn Japan hefo llwyth o arian ar eu balance sheets, felly maen nhw’n edrych am fuddsoddiadau ond maen nhw eisiau rhywbeth neith neud pres, wna’ nhw ddim buddsoddi jyst er mwyn buddsoddi.”

“Maen nhw wedi buddsoddi lot ym Mhrydain lot yn barod… yn manufacturing, ceir… maen nhw’n edrych ar ynni niwclear…

“Mae dros 400 o flynyddoedd o berthynas rhwng Prydain a Japan flwyddyn yma (teithiodd yr East India Company i Japan yn 1613), mae hynna’n un peth mawr ofnadwy, ac maen nhw’n rhoi lot o bwyslais ar berthynas ma nhw’n gwybod sydd yn saff.”

Optimistiaeth
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Mae eisio mynd allan a dweud beth y mae Cymru yn gallu ei gynnig i Japan a mynd allan a gwerthu – nid mynd allan i ofyn, ond mynd allan i werthu”

Tony Evans
Arbenigwr ariannol yn Japan
Bu twf economaidd sylweddol iawn yn ystod “gwyrth economaidd” Japan yn 60au, 70au ac 80au’r ugeinfed ganrif. Arafodd twf cyfartalog economi Japan yn y nawdegau, ond parhaodd i dyfu ar ddechrau’r mileniwm newydd cyn syrthio i ddirwasgiad deirgwaith ers 2008 – y tro diwethaf yn 2011 wedi’r daeargryn a tsunami.

Ond mae Tony Evans yn optimistaidd ynghylch dyfodol economaidd ei wlad fabwysiedig, yn bennaf oherwydd agwedd y Prif Weinidog, Shinzo Abe:

“Mae’r prif weinidog, wedi dweud bod rhaid neud rhywbeth amdano fo – mae Japan wedi bod mewn dirwasgiad ers ugain mlynedd, ac mae pobl wedi cael llond bol.

“Mae Abe eisiau cael y wlad i dyfu fwy, eisiau neud buddsoddi, eisiau newid y ffordd mae pethau’n digwydd yma a nawr mae e wedi rhoi Kuroda yn y Bank of Japan ac mae e’n union yr un peth…

“Un peth dydy lot o bobl ddim yn gwybod, roedd Kuroda, llywodraethwr Bank of Japan, yn Rhydychen yn y brifysgol ac felly mae ganddo agwedd orllewinol tuag at bolisïau, ac mae hynna’n beth da yn Japan – polisïau gorllewinol gydag wyneb Japaneaidd.”

Gwersi o Japan
Felly os ydy Japan yn elwa o rai agweddau gorllewinol, beth all Cymru ei ddysgu o Japan?

Yn ôl Tony Evans, byddai cael mwy o brentisiaethau yn hwb i economi Cymru. Mae’n system sy’n hynod lwyddiannus yn Japan meddai. Mae hefyd angen newid agweddau myfyrwyr a graddedigion:

“Mae gormod o bwyslais wedi bod ar gael pobl o’r prifysgolion i fynd fewn i’r civil service, i fynd fewn i job nid i greu jobs, pwyslais ar fynd i brifysgol i gael gradd mewn rhywbeth, dim lot o apprenticeships, tase mwy o sgiliau fel yna byddai’r economi (Gymreig) yn codi ei hun…”

Mae’n cynnig y cyngor canlynol i Edwina Hart ar ddechrau ei hymweliad â Japan: “Mae angen mynd i siarad hefo cwmnïau o gartre’ sydd yma yn barod. Mae Chamber of Commerce Prydeinig yma, mae Cymdeithas Dewi Sant yma.

“Mae yna lot o gysylltiadau yn fan hyn, ac mae eisio mynd allan a dweud beth y mae Cymru yn gallu ei gynnig i Japan a mynd allan a gwerthu – nid mynd allan i ofyn, ond mynd allan i werthu.”

‘Tyfu sector sydd yno’n barod’
Tra ei fod yn cefnogi unrhyw ymgais i ddenu buddsoddiadau newydd o Japan i Gymru, mae byw oddi cartref wedi rhoi persbectif arall i Mr Evans ar yr hyn y dylai Cymru ganolbwyntio arno er mwyn tyfu ei heconomi yn y dyfodol.

“Mae cael buddsoddiadau o’r tu allan yn un peth, ond hefyd mae angen gweithio mwy hefo busnesau, a phrifysgolion, i gael mwy o entrepreneurship.”

Roedd hefyd yn dadlau o blaid canolbwyntio ar sectorau penodol – mae technoleg yn un amlwg meddai, ond hefyd “natural resources, egni newydd, egni gwyrdd, ma’ hynna’n un peth. Mae dal llwyth o lo, pethau y basen nhw’n medru neud.

“Ma’ lot o dir da yng Nghymru i dyfu, i fagu anifeiliaid. Mae’r byd yn tyfu, ac mae pobl eisio bwyta – gallai Cymru neud yn well yn y sector fwyd. Tyfu sector sydd yno’n barod a gwneud o’n fwy.

“Wrth i’r dosbarth canol ehangu, mae 2 biliwn o bobl eisiau dod mewn i’r middle class, wrth iddyn nhw ddod fewn, neith eu hagwedd at fwyd newid. Does dim digon o fwyd i fynd rownd y byd, mae Cymru yn lle hefo tir da, hefo’r sgiliau i fwrw ymlaen.”

Syniadau y dylai Llywodraeth Cymru gnoi cil arnyn nhw? Efallai ei bod eisoes yn meddwl ar hyd llinellau tebyg – mae cwmni bwyd Abergavenny Fine Foods, a Teddington Engineered Solutions sy’n cyflenwi cyfarpar ar gyfer y diwydiant ynni yn rhan o’r daith fasnach.

Ochr yn ochr â nhw ar y daith, mae cwmniau Aur Clogau, ISCA UK sy’n cynhyrchu cemegau, IQE sy’n cynhyrchu lled-ddargludyddion (semiconductors), Reid Lifting sy’n datblygu cyfarpar codi, cwmni dylunio a gwehyddu Melin Tregwynt, a chwmni ymchwil clinigol Simbec Research.

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Where do the world’s millionaires and billionaires live in?

Where or where do the millionaires and billionaires live?Which city is money capital ?

Well it falls into categories ;
1.Millionaires
2.Multi Millionaires
3.Billionaires

1.Millionaires Tokyo

Most $USD millionaires are located in the great city of Tokyo , with all the luxury brands and Michelin restaurants you can see and feel it.

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2.Multi Millionaires London

Classified as individuals with a networth over $30million .
London what a city , in my personal view the capital city of the world as its so diverse .

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3.Billionaire New York
Forth scream of the crop, successful , top of the chain it’s NewYork.
70 billionaires call it Home or in their case one of there homes

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Millionaire
Tokyo 461,000
New York 389,000
London 281,000

Multi Millionaire
London 4,224
Tokyo 3,525
Singapore 3,154

Billionaire
New York 70
Moscow 64
London 54

Where ever is the money there is there the brains and a country growth .

Government should be welcoming these individuals not trying to tax them away, in a world where individuals have the opportunity and the freedom to move its never been easier for them to find countries that will welcome them .

Tony Evans

Margaret Thatcher passes away from stroke

I just heard the sad news that Baroness Thatcher has passed away ,

Baroness Thatcher has died at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke, her spokesman Lord Bell has announced.

Lord Bell said: “It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning.

“A further statement will be made later.”

I personally think this woman was a genius , she has vision determination and hard work ethics .

She saved the UK from going bankrupt , stood up to Argentina and wouldn’t be bullied by the EU . How I wish you were here today to do the same thing.
They don’t make them as you anymore ,

A nation , generation and a world thank you Maggie , a Great Briton has died .

Rest in peace

Tony Evans

Margaret Thatcher
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS, née Roberts is a British politician, the longest-serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of the 20th century, and the only woman ever to have held the post. Wikipedia

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