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Press Releases in Business and Finance

New Capital Gains Tax rules could save you thousands

A new single rate of 18% to Capital Gains Tax for buy-to-let investors and second home owners will be introduced on April 6th 2008, benefiting individuals, trustees and personal representatives.

The current rate is set at 40% for higher rate tax payers who have owned their property for less than three years.

Even after a 10-year ownership of a property, the most a higher rate tax payer could hope for is a fall to a minimum of 24%.

The new rate is welcomed by property investors and will make owning property personally advantageous for many discerning owners.

2008 New Year Travel Resolutions with EnGrande SL

Looking to travel more but lower expenses for 2008? Get moving thanks to EnGrande’s range of “Urban 30’s” discount online reservations websites.

Discover, visit, enjoy and live new experiences at affordable rates!

Enjoy great city breaks and low cost stays in more than 1,500 hotels, hostels, guest houses, bed & breakfasts and apartments from a range of destinations including Barcelona, Rome, Paris and London at a target price of just €30 per person per night.

The Bank of China builds a new banking silk-road between China and the UK

The Bank of China (BOC) today launched a new UK subsidiary that it hopes will be the modern silk-road between the increasing number of Chinese enterprises, private and state owned, that are entering the UK and European businesses that are entering or already have a presence in Asia and more specifically in China.

The Bank of China UK (BOC UK) is wholly owned by BOC and whilst it will take over all responsibilities for retail banking in the UK it will work in harmony with BOC and operate from existing branches around the country.

Varioptic launches the First Liquid Lens Camera Module

Lyon (France), 19 January 2007 – Varioptic, the liquid lens company, announces today the launch of the first liquid lens auto focus camera module –
AFCM MI285.

It has been developed using Varioptic’s latest auto focus 7.75mm liquid lens – Arctic 416 – allowing one of the smallest footprints
(8.5 mm) for a 2MP camera module, particularly well suited to current camera phone design trends.

MOBIBOO & RABBITPOINT MERGE TO FORM MOBIBOO MOBILE

Mobiboo and Rabbitpoint, the UK’s leading commercial VoIP mobile phone networks today announce that they have merged and will operate as Mobiboo Mobile with an additional retail brand of ‘tovo’. The merger marks the first convergence of two WiFi VoIP companies in the UK and gives the combined company a stronger service portfolio, an increased customer base and the technology platform necessary to compete as a major player in the UK & European mobile VoIP market.

Get your brand on a Hot Cow hide this summer

With well over half of the UK leaving the house in search of entertainment, the great outdoors is set to be the biggest and best arena for flaunting your brand this summer.

As people of all ages gear up to spend less time consuming traditional media and more time \'on the streets\' – the time for planning how to engage them is now.

So how does a fresh medium to get your brand in front of this audience and convert advertising into sales as a talking point sound?

Businesses that fail disabled ‘risk legal woes’

Changes to the law that protects disabled people in Britain from discrimination will mean businesses and employers should brace themselves for a raft of legal challenges this year, experts predict…

Following an amendment to the Disability Discrimination Act late last year, employers, landlords and property managers are obliged to take steps to remove barriers to the workplace and provide welfare facilities for disabled workers.

This includes a wide-reaching extension to cover businesses' and the public sector's provision of services.

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