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The government has established an Islamic finance task force headed by ministers Greg Clark and Baroness Sayeeda Warsi.
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MIPIM: The number of active European real estate lenders has increased by 29%, according to Cushman & Wakefield.
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The latest survey from the RICS has pointed to an “encouraging” pick-up in the housing market.
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TheCityUK's Sovereign Wealth Funds 2013 report has reported that SWFs have increased their investment into property worldwide by 30% in the past year to $10bn.
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The Sunday Telegraph questions whether supermarkets can continue pouring millions into new store developments in a saturated market.
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The Observer reports on the influx of new global elites – including investors in prime UK property – “changing the face of Europe”.
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Infrastructure is "on the cusp of going mainstream" as an asset class for real estate investors, said IPD co-founder Ian Cullen at a Movers and Shakers property panel on alternatives this week.
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IHIF 2013: The UK accounted for 38% of total transactional volumes in the European hotel market last year. According to HVS London's 2012 European Hotel Transactions report, €1.4bn (£1.2bn) was transacted in the UK hotel market out of a total of €5.6bn across Europe in 2012
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Last year's stamp duty increase has reduced annual prime central London sales volumes by 15%, according to Knight Frank. In the 2012 Budget, chancellor George Osborne announced that stamp duty on homes sold at a price over £2m would increase from 5% to 7% with immediate effect.
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The launch of flats at Battersea Power Station in London helped push new home registrations in the new year up nearly 30% compared with the same period last year.
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Research from Cluttons shows bankers’ pay cuts are hitting the luxury homes market in central London.
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Hotel investment volumes reached €8.5bn (£7.3m) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa last year - a 4% decline on 2011. According to Jones Lang LaSalle, the most liquid market was once again the UK with €2.3bn (£1.9bn) of hotels transacted followed by France at €1.7bn (£1.5bn) and Germany at €1.2bn (£1bn).
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Overseas investors will continue to seek large office stock in the capital, tempted by the West End having the strongest five-year office rental growth outlook in Europe, minus the City. As well as core West End offices, foreign demand for high-quality retail assets will remain strong, with rising interest from countries such as Japan, Jones Lang LaSalle said in a West End report.
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New PwC and Local Data Company intelligence shows stores are disappearing from UK high streets at record rates.
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All but four of London’s Boroughs are likely to seek an exemption from new rules making it easier for developers to convert offices into homes. Just Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Croydon and Kingston are unlikely to seek an exemption, according to research by CBRE.
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Rents in cheaper areas of the West End could grow 30-50% in the next few years, Savills has predicted.
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London’s title of most expensive city for office rental has been restored, a Cushman & Wakefield report reveals.
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The RICS believes home repossessions could potentially drop below 30,000 this year.
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A leading European lender has castigated the UK property sector's belief that "it has a divine right to have cheap debt at its fingertips".
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Returns for all UK property were largely unchanged at the end of January, according to the latest monthly index from CBRE.
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