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  1. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Riskiest London offices lure investors as rents soar

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:34am by BLOOM

    ... workspaces, according to data compiled by Investment Property Databank. Rents jumped 10.4 per cent for properties with the shortest leases, compared with a 6.5 per cent increase for properties being ...

  2. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Labour's rent control election pledge may curb new UK investment

    Posted May 21st 2014, 06:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Labour's promise worries pension funds and insurers that have bought up rental homes Rent control poll pledge may curb new investment A pledge to introduce rent controls by Britain's opposition Labour party could dissuade companies from investing in the construction of homes for rent, two big landlords have warned. Labour leader Ed Milliband said last ...

  3. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London's Soho is gentrified as seediness is swept away

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Bloomberg

    ... Europe's largest weapons-maker, did the same year. Real-estate transactions worth £6.2 billion were completed, according to data compiled by Investment Property Databank. Soho Estates' ...

  4. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Chinese developers tipped to invest in luxury London market

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by JUN CONCEPCION

    ... it was buying privately held British yacht-maker Sunseeker for £320 million (HK$3.8 billion) and would invest £700 million to build a 160-room luxury hotel and apartment complex overlooking ... said the increase in property stamp duties in Hong Kong could encourage scores of investors in the city to look elsewhere, notably London, for alternative investments. One Blackfriars ...

  5. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Asian investors eye HSBC’s headquarters in London

    Posted May 20th 2014, 02:54pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Morgan said. Asian investment in Germany's real estate market has grown by 916 per cent since 2011, to US$1.27 billion at the end of last year, including major outlays by Chinese and South Korean investors. Chinese investment in German property has gone from nothing in 2011 to more than US$200 million last year, and JLL expects it to increase significantly this year. Over the past ...

  6. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Londoners forced to rent will fuel boom in apartment investment

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... years, most in the capital. Multifamily-home buyers had total returns of 8.9 per cent last year, compared with 2.7 per cent for commercial real estate, Investment Property Databank said. ... home is acquired, or investing in a few buy-to-let properties, has become a cottage industry. It is different to places like the US and Germany where homeownership rates are lower and companies ...

  7. Business - Economy - BRITAIN

    Policymaking committee shake-up may help Carney beat rates pressure

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:34am by Reuters

    ... in his view that rates don't need to rise any time soon." A senior, London-based executive with an investment firm said all three of the new arrivals, plus recently appointed deputy ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    German with £2 billion stake in London property has murky record

    Posted May 12th 2014, 09:19pm by GDN

    ... notices up in public hallways. There has been speculation that Conle may be investing money from other clients, possibly from Russia, but the landlord denies this. In a statement, he said: ... in disrepair. "Don't invest anything in property and squeeze as much out of it as you can: that's the Conle method as we've got to know it," said Peter Hess of the Duisburg ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Labour's Ed Miliband calls for inquiry into Pfizer bid for AstraZeneca

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:43am by Reuters

    ... Britain's interests while avoiding nationalistic rhetoric that may spook other future overseas investment. Ministers from the current two-party coalition have been pressing Pfizer over jobs and continued investment in research and development facilities in Britain. On Friday, Cameron's office said he was considering assurances from Pfizer chief executive Ian Read. "We are going ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    London skyscraper The Gherkin goes into receivership

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 08:57pm by GDN

    ... Deloitte, appointed to take control of the tower, said the Gherkin's co-owners- a Mayfair-based investment bank and a German property investor, IVG Immobilien- had run into problems related ... originally owned the building. It sold out to IVG and its investment bank partner, Evans Randall, in 2007 for £630 million. Deloitte said the tenants, who also included Sky News and the highest ...




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