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  1. August 14, 2014

    British Land boosted by bargain hunters

    British Land and Land Securities found favour on Thursday as bargain hunters warmed to a forgotten sector. UK real estate...

  2. June 18, 2014

    London’s towering skyline comes to end of construction boom

    The era of tall towers that has transformed the face of the City of London is coming to an end, the man most widely credited...

  1. May 23, 2014

    Squeezing the last from the property boom

    There’s been a mad scramble for yield in the investment world over the past few years, and it hasn’t ended yet. This year,...

  2. May 14, 2014

    Recovering UK real estate market powers British Land

    The rapidly recovering UK real estate market has helped British Land’s annual underlying profit increase 8.4 per cent....

  3. April 21, 2014

    UK Reits turn sellers as overseas demand booms

    Britain’s biggest listed property companies are selling riskier assets and consolidating their borrowings amid rapidly...

  4. April 3, 2014

    British Land agrees £1bn of new financing

    British Land has agreed nearly £1bn of new financing, in a tightly-priced deal that indicates lenders’ increasing optimism...

  5. March 23, 2014

    Movers & shakers: March 24

    ● Alexandra Altinger has been appointed as chief executive of SandAire, which is joining forces with Lord North Street to...

  6. March 6, 2014

    Crossrail a shot in the arm for London property developers

    London’s Crossrail scheme is galvanising property development along the route of the new £14.8bn east-west line, with nearly...

  7. February 24, 2014

    Game Group told to pay £3m in back rent

    Britain’s biggest landlords have won the right to be treated as priority creditors when a company goes into administration,...

  8. February 21, 2014

    Six-day rally for stocks in Europe

    Europe’s main equities indices rose in early trade on Friday, taking the region’s rally into its sixth-straight day,...

  9. February 13, 2014

    Vodafone replaces auditor Deloitte with rival PwC

    Vodafone replaced its auditor for the first time since listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1991 amid a broad shake-up of...

  10. February 11, 2014

    Planners seek cash for fast ruling

    Westminster Council has sought permission from the Treasury to accept cash payments from property developers to speed up...

  11. February 9, 2014

    UK’s biggest landlords bid for legal priority over Game rent arrears

    Britain’s biggest landlords are going to court this week in a bid to set new rules about how much rent insolvent companies...

  12. February 5, 2014

    Stephen Hester: the Mr Fixit of financial services

    When Stephen Hester stepped down as chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland last September, he did so under a bit of a...

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    January 28, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, NEWS Honda has become the first Japanese carmaker to export more cars from the US than it imports....

  14. January 28, 2014

    British Land sheds assets to reduce debt

    FTSE 100 property developer British Land is taking advantage of the recovering market to shed assets and pay down debt. Some...

  15. January 25, 2014

    The Reit answer for property investors?

    Few types of investment are so ingrained in the British pysche that they come complete with their own idioms. But is...

  16. December 29, 2013

    Land Securities: who will have the last laugh?

    Oh, how we laughed. When reflected light from Land Securities’ flagship development started to melt cars on the street below...

  17. December 24, 2013

    Singapore’s GIC agrees £1.7bn Broadgate deal

    Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund has agreed to buy half of Broadgate, a large office and retail complex at the heart of the...

  18. December 9, 2013

    UK secondary share issues soar as confidence returns

    The amount of money raised from secondary share sales by UK companies is at its highest level since 2010, raising hopes that...

  19. November 13, 2013

    British Land: hard landing

    Wednesday was a bad day to be telling investors about big plans to invest in UK commercial property. British Land used its...

  20. September 2, 2013

    London skyscraper proves to be hot property

    The question of whether London’s property market is overheating seems, for some at least, to have been answered. The owners...

  21. August 21, 2013

    Singapore group, GIC, close to buying £1.7bn Broadgate stake

    Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund is in talks to buy half of Broadgate, a large office and retail complex in the City of...

  22. August 7, 2013

    Intu retreats as real estate leads sell-off

    Intu Properties was a faller as real estate stocks led the FTSE 100 to its sharpest drop in nearly two months. The owner of...

  23. July 24, 2013

    Fall in number of failed stores points to retail improvement

    Signs of improvement in Britain’s consumer sector emerged on Wednesday as the number of retail units in administration at...

  24. July 5, 2013

    RSA Insurance rises despite dividend cut

    RSA Insurance held firm in a falling London market yesterday after its house broker defended the group’s surprise dividend...

  25. July 5, 2013

    British Land rises on development buy

    London’s equity market is taking a breather after its strongest run higher in 20 months, with further direction due from the...

  26. July 5, 2013

    British Land to invest £470m in office-led Paddington estate

    British Land has bought up most of the Paddington Estate – a 1.2m sq ft office-led estate near the west London railway...

  27. June 14, 2013

    Bonds remain cornerstone of wealth preservation

    It was all so easy in the 1990s. With yields on even the safest government debt comfortably north of 5 per cent and...

  28. June 7, 2013

    Norway wealth fund in talks to buy Broadgate stake

    Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is heading a list of investors vying for Blackstone’s 50 per cent share of Broadgate, the...

  29. May 31, 2013

    Ashkenazy agrees £110m deal for Old Spitalfields Market

    Ashkenazy Acquisitions, a US property group has made its maiden UK investment with a £110m deal for Old Spitalfields Market,...

  30. May 30, 2013

    Interdealer brokers reap benefit of recovery in trading volumes

    Interdealer brokers were in demand on Thursday as the London market bounced from a two-week low. ICAP and Tullett Prebon...

  31. May 21, 2013

    ARM lags as FTSE hits highest since 1999

    Arm Holdings was a laggard on Wednesday even as the FTSE 100 hit its highest level since December 1999. A bullish message...

  32. May 14, 2013

    British Land to focus on West End office market

    British Land has become the first major landlord to signal the waning dominance of the City of London as the country’s most...

  33. May 3, 2013

    British Land wins Shoreditch Estate auction

    British Land, the UK’s second-largest property company by market value, has been given the go ahead to develop a vast site...

  34. March 15, 2013

    UK property rush poses tough proposition

    It seems only minutes since we were bewailing the failure of capital markets to provide capital. Then came Direct Line...

  35. March 12, 2013

    British Land in £500m share placing

    British Land, the UK’s second largest landlord by market capitalisation, became the latest company to take advantage of the...

  36. March 12, 2013

    Block party

    Sell equities, buy development property. That is the switch implicit in a £500m placing by British Land, topped up with the...

  37. March 12, 2013

    Petrofac rises on Kuwait and Russia hopes

    Contract hopes buoyed Petrofac as the FTSE 100 inched to a fourth straight gain. The oil services engineer rallied 4.1 per...

  38. February 15, 2013

    CSC buys Milton Keynes mall

    Capital Shopping Centres, the UK’s largest owner of shopping centres, is closing in on a £250m deal to buy one of the...

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