Capital Eyes on the Market – Thursday 3rd January 2013

We take a look at some of the recent activity and events taking place in the UK and globally. For a more in-depth insight into how things may impact on your own financial planning priorities, please do get in touch. Enjoy a financial conversation as part of your regular financial planning review at SewellBrydenGunn.

Poor Christmas trading leaves retailers and retail manufacturers shares “soft”…
French private equity deals down as new French president Hollande Sept 2012 budget reveals CGT increases…

As China’s banking regulator caps deposit interest rates, local “wealth management” products too risky…

British canmaker Rexam sets its sights on India as it expects GDP to grow…

Private Equity “carried interest” (PE exec profit share) over Euro 1m arising in France set to attract 75 pc French income tax (Sept 2012 budget) – making it more likely that PE executives will consider moving to London – however, French President Hollande may have relented slightly – after deductions for assets held over 6 years the effective rate may be more like approx 45 pc it is reported …

In the US the House of Representatives have at last agreed a deal of measures which averts the raft of tax increases and budget cuts which have become known as the Fiscal Cliff…

Ireland plans to leave the EU/IMF programme in 2013 it is reported….

Accounting rulemakers IASB and US FASB finalising clearer Balance Sheet disclosure rules regarding operating leasing obligations…

Credit Rating Agencies set to face regulation, corporate governance and supervisory oversight requirements…

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