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    1. June 25, 2014

      Land Securities buys stake in UK Bluewater centre for £696m

      Land Securities Group, the London-based commercial property developer, has bought Australian rival Lend Lease’s 30 per cent...

    2. June 3, 2014

      Lend Lease: option value

      More pessimism, please – it’s working. In June last year, Lend Lease’s chief executive Steve McCann said that Australian and...

    1. May 30, 2014

      Lend Lease wins £151m contract to build UK’s first super-prison

      An Australian developer has won a £151m contract to build the UK’s first super-prison, which will house more than 2,000...

    2. April 28, 2014

      Urban & Civic agree property merge deal to focus on regeneration

      Veteran property duo Nigel Hugill and Robin Butler have reversed their residential development vehicle Urban & Civic into...

    3. January 26, 2014

      Movers & shakers: January 27

      ● Oakley Capital is expanding ahead of Neil Woodford’s arrival from Invesco Perpetual at the start of May. Nick Hamilton,...

    4. FT Alphaville

      December 19, 2013

      London and those foreign buyers, datapoint du jour

      UK home-builders trying to move ahead of the political wind on foreign investors buying up London property? In any case,...

    5. October 25, 2013

      How plants at work can improve wellbeing and efficiency

      There are few of us who fail to recognise the calming, restorative effect of a green space. An hour spent in a garden, a...

    6. March 16, 2012

      RBS office accident at centre of £10m suit

      A building-site diesel spill that delayed RBS’s move into new offices has prompted a £10m High Court claim against four...

    7. February 24, 2012

      Good intentions

      The last time London hosted the Olympics, in 1948, the athletes were housed in former military hospitals and prisoner-of-war...

    8. October 31, 2011

      Cevian largest shareholder in Bilfinger Berger

      Cevian Capital, a European investment firm, has become the largest shareholder of Bilfinger Berger, the German industrial...

    9. September 14, 2011

      BarCap nears £1bn student homes sale

      Barclays Capital is close to selling its majority stake in University Partnerships Programme, the UK’s largest developer of...

    10. September 7, 2011

      Stockport laments highest UK vacancy rate

      Franco Sadik looks likely to become another victim of the economic squeeze on Britain’s high streets. Sitting at one of the...

    11. July 6, 2011

      BITC Awards for Excellence winners

      Company of the Year Award (in association with Tomorrow’s Company) Wates Group Santander Small Company of the Year (in...

    12. June 2, 2011

      Lend Lease consortium in A$5bn Centro bid

      A consortium led by Australian property group Lend Lease has tabled a A$4.96bn ($5.29bn) indicative cash offer for the...

    13. May 2, 2011

      UPP starts strategic review of funding

      University Partnerships Programme, the largest UK university campus developer, has begun a strategic review of funding...

    14. March 21, 2011

      Executives on the transfer list

      The big signings: (clockwise from top left) Paul Deighton, Locog chief, formerly at Goldman Sachs; Nick McInally, Callaway...

    15. January 19, 2011

      Land Securities steps up development

      Land Securities has stepped up its development programme with plans to build more offices in London and a retail scheme in...

    16. December 29, 2010

      Buy-out firms to bid for Centro’s assets

      A number of the world’s most powerful private equity firms, including Blackstone and Apollo Management, are joining the...

    17. December 21, 2010

      Bilfinger divests Australian unit for A$1.06bn

      Bilfinger Berger has disposed of its Australian unit after a lengthy sales process, giving a decisive push to the...

    18. December 17, 2010

      Land Securities moves into Dundee

      Land Securities, the UK’s largest property company, has completed the purchase of the Overgate shopping centre in Dundee,...

    19. December 17, 2010

      Potential buyers of Olympic Village named

      A list of leading UK and international property investors has been lined up as potential buyers of the Olympic Village, the...

    20. November 16, 2010

      Mega-mergers struggle to reach completion

      BHP Billiton’s inability to seal a $39bn takeover of PotashCorp of Saskatchewan has sent a warning to chief executives...

    21. November 16, 2010

      BHP vows to continue seeking big takeovers

      BHP Billiton said it would not be diverted from a strategy of pursuing large transformational acquisitions in spite of its...

    22. November 15, 2010

      BHP Billiton

      BHP Billiton’s slow train to Saskatchewan never reached its destination. Instead, the sudden and uncharacteristically shrill...

    23. November 15, 2010

      Axa / Axa Asia-Pacific

      Rick Allert is in a bit of a bind. Last November, when AMP and Axa first teamed up to bid for Axa Asia Pacific Holdings...

    24. November 15, 2010

      AMP makes fresh bid for Axa Asia Pacific

      AMP, the Australian financial services group, and Axa have launched a fresh joint bid for the French insurer’s Asia-Pacific...

    25. November 14, 2010

      BHP ends $39bn pursuit of PotashCorp

      BHP Billiton has formally ended its three-month pursuit of Saskatchewan’s PotashCorp after failing to secure the Canadian...

    26. November 13, 2010

      Bids in Budapest

      The property developer behind Scarborough Development Group and owner of Sheffield United, Kevin McCabe, has reached the...

    27. November 12, 2010

      It’s not just cricket

      The Perth Test in 2006 In the bitter English winter of 1962-1963 – when the snow lay on the ground for more than two months...

    28. November 11, 2010

      Amec and IMI ratchet up profits guidance

      Amec and IMI, the UK-listed engineering companies, guided investors up on full-year profit expectations on Thursday amid...

    29. November 10, 2010

      Port of Brisbane sold for $2.1bn

      Australia’s Queensland state government has sold the Port of Brisbane for A$2.1bn ($2.1bn) to a four-member team that...

    30. November 10, 2010

      Rise in Olympics costs offset by savings

      The projected cost of the 2012 London Olympics has risen by £53m but will be offset by cutting costs in the main stadium and...

    31. November 9, 2010

      Diageo hopes Beijing appreciates its liking for ‘baijiu’

      China’s overseas ambitions are generating concern from Australia to Africa as its largely state-controlled companies seek to...

    32. November 9, 2010

      Woodside Petroleum

      A man’s reach should not always exceed his grasp. In a little over three years at the helm of the world’s biggest resources...

    33. November 8, 2010

      Shell reduces Woodside stake to fund projects

      Royal Dutch Shell is selling almost a third of its stake in Woodside Petroleum, the Australian energy group, for $3.34bn...

    34. November 8, 2010

      China to continue mining spree with Caledon deal

      A provincial Chinese sovereign wealth fund has agreed to buy Caledon Resources, the Aim-listed miner of coking coal in...

    35. November 8, 2010

      Chris Abrahams, Café Oto, London

      Chris Abrahams is best known as the pianist with the left-facing Australian jazz trio The Necks. At this gig, his acoustic...

    36. FT Alphaville

      November 8, 2010

      Investors in joint bid for Centro

      New York investment firm NRDC Equity Partners has joined with Australian property investor Lend Lease Corp to make a...

    37. November 7, 2010

      Asia follows established models

      Asian countries are “leapfrogging” stages of pension scheme development experienced by countries with more mature systems,...

    38. November 5, 2010

      Race for resources tests trade openness

      An Australian minerals company failing to take over a Canadian fertiliser producer hardly sounds like the turning-point at...

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