The uncle seems to have a lot of properties in France, so they say (anti-corruption groups). Lucky man.
The group says that it was impossible for Mr & Mrs Assad to earn this amount of money from his presidential apanage so as to buy for examle, this property:
A chateau with 45 hectares of land just outside Paris, a series of apartments and a plot of land in the west of Paris, and a vast townhouse on the exclusive Avenue Foch with a view of the Arc de Triomphe said to be worth about €90m.
The groups claim that Assad’s fortune is far beyond what he earned as a military commander or vice-president before he left Syria in 1984. They allege that his holdings, including a luxurious seven-storey townhouse on one of Paris’s most expensive streets and several dozen others apartments, must have been amassed by pilfering Syrian public funds and abusing power.
More details at http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/01/bashar-al-assad-france
These two British businessmen had something to tell each other. What they had said, we don’t know. The man in the middle of the picture shows that his lips are sealed . But surely they must have had a good laugh. Did they get rid of their US stocks and bonds just in time?
The city has been rated the least worthy to live in by The Economist magazine. To which I subscribe. Then there is a threat that the US will take some unspecified military action against Syria. Anyway I agree with the UN inspectors, they run for their lives. Obviously the property values in Damascus are greatly diminished. Perhaps a chance to buy?
For the time being the danger is over. Mr Obama & Co are still in talks with Mr Assad. Hold your horses.
No comment, Some of the top properties in London will be on the market. 性收费,섹스 요금
THE former girlfriend of Kim Jong-un has been executed by firing squad in a dramatic porn scandal as the North Korean despot’s totalitarian regime continues its brutal grip.
No matter what you had thought before, North Korea is open for business! Inexpensive labor, close distance to China and Japan!
This Dear Leader (亲爱的领袖) will not last for ever. Then there will be a lot of opportunities to become rich for astute investors.
Look at this
- Close to China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia etc
- Unspoiled areas for tourism and residential development -as it was 60 years ago (compare to other countries in the region)
- Eager and inexpensive labor force
wpj.com will follow the developments – we reckon there will be no war, the Dear Leader will behave as he should.
update: No problems so far. The Excellent Leader 优秀的领导者 has done nothing untoward. He is just bluffing (他只是唬人)
It is not a problem. What is a meager 10 billion dollars debt? Nothing. The tycoons from China are buying out properties in Cyprus. The reason?
We all want to take our money somewhere where it is safe and we want to live free (only my opinion, 10% tax on deposits is a small price pay for the freedom)
Update: there is now, it seems, the price to pay – 25 percent of your money deposited in the Cyprus Bank. Good luck. You should have kept your money under the mattress, preferably in gold coins.
Update: No, it is not 25 percent – it is 40 percent
Update: No, it is not 40 percent – it is probably 60 percent, thanks.