nilam Thapa

20 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | @nilam143 | Keep up with nilam Thapa on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “nilam Thapa”

Post-Show Tattoos and Inside Jokes: How Cate Blanchett Wins the Oscars

Cate Blanchett is as talented, classy, and stylish as they come—as evidenced by her win for Best Actress at the Oscars and her unsurprisingly gorgeous turn on the red carpet. But did you know that she's also basically the coolest kid in Hollywood? Between a post-show visit to the tattoo parlor and …

Mortgage demand rises at fastest pace in six years

Mortgage demand boosted by the government's Help to Buy scheme, raising further concerns about its effect on the housing market<p>Demand for mortgages rose at the fastest rate in six-years in the final quarter of 2013, boosted by the government's Help to Buy scheme, raising further concerns about its …

Help to track, Santander joins guarantee scheme with tracker mortgage

It's Help to... track - Santander joins Help to Buy guarantee scheme with tracker mortgage rate<p>By<p>Published: 07:47 EDT, 8 January 2014 | Updated: …

Fourteen stocks for 2014

ELM GROVE, Wisc. (MarketWatch) — At the start of 2013, I gave you four stocks to buy. Those picks did well. Wells Fargo has run from $35 to $45; …

Investing

Thousands getting Help to Buy loans, could you do better without it

Thousands jump on the property ladder with Help to Buy - but could you get a better low-deposit mortgage outside the scheme?<p>By<p>Published: 07:41 EDT, 2 …

Finance

IMF paper warns of 'savings tax' and mass write-offs as West's debt hits 200-year high

Debt burdens in developed nations have become extreme by any historical measure and will require a wave of haircuts, warns IMF paper<p>Much of the Western world will require defaults, a savings tax and higher inflation to clear the way for recovery as debt levels reach a 200-year high, according to a …

Millions of Brits worried about paying the mortgage

One in 11 people in Britain fear they won't be able to afford their mortgage or rent at the end of this month, according to new research.<p>Indeed, …

One in eleven Brits facing rent or mortgage trouble this January

3 January 2014<p><b>One in eleven people in Britain fear they won’t be able to afford their rent or mortgage at the end of this month, according to new</b> …

Housing

UK house prices soar 8.4% in 2013 - Nationwide

House prices rising at fastest pace in nearly four years as UK property soars 8.4% in 2013<p>Average property values have risen by nearly £14k in the …

Today's Market View

<b>Gold $1,232</b> - prices rise on potential for new demand from China as Asian consumers look to protect new found wealth<p>• Silver and platinum prices …

Mining

Leni Gas & Oil among Dowgate Capital’s small cap stock tips for 2014

Trinidad-focused Leni Gas & Oil (LON:LGO) could go from AIM market laggard to leader in the coming year, according to Dowgate Capital …

Oil

House prices: most believe 2014 is a good year to sell

A willingness to sell could ease some of the upward pressure on house prices in coming months, experts suggest as Halifax publishes its regular housing market confidence tracker<p>More than half of people believe that 2014 would be a good time to sell a property as housing market confidence continues …

'No problem' with house prices?

This is what the Prime Minister says – but the figures tell a different story<p>The list of those who deny a property bubble grows longer and is not short of high-profile figures. One member of that club, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, strongly reaffirmed his membership of it this week.<p>"House …

David Cameron is failing to see the risk of a housing bubble

Even the Treasury’s independent forecasting unit, the Office for Budget Responsibility, believes house prices will streak ahead of inflation, rising 5.2pc this year and 7.2pc next year<p>The list of those who deny the development of a property “bubble” grows longer; and is not short of high-profile …

Bank of England: Mortgage approvals shoot to five-year high

Picture of a two-sided recovery: Mortgage approvals shoot to five-year high – but lending to businesses sinks again<p><b>Mortgage approvals at highest</b> …

Bank of England

The housing recovery: built on sand

So here we go again. A month after George Osborne gleefully announced that growth in national income would be 1.4% in 2013, the Nationwide reports that during the same 12 months house prices have risen by 8.4% – which is precisely six times as fast. And that is merely the average. While housing …

House price rises 'must stop'

Coaltion split on economy as Vince Cable warns that eight per cent increase in a year risks another bubble<p>The return of booming house prices leaves Britain at risk of “repeating the mistakes of Gordon Brown” and will force the Bank of England to intervene, a Cabinet minister has said.<p>Vince Cable, …