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UK real estate outlook: economic uncertainty weighs on property market

Chris Urwin - 24 NOV 2016

UK property will deliver a total return of five per cent per annum between 2017 and 2021, but investors will need to be more discerning on asset selection, says Chris Urwin.


Trump victory raises prospects for reflation

Michael Grady - 24 NOV 2016

Fiscal policy is likely to take centre stage following Donald Trump’s US election success, which has significant implications for financial assets, writes Michael Grady.


Can Beijing tame China’s housing bubble?

- 23 NOV 2016

House prices in China have soared over the last 12 months, prompting fears of a property bubble. The government is trying to tackle the problem – but has it moved too late to avert a crisis?


Carmaker chameleons

- 21 NOV 2016

New technologies are set to revolutionise the autos industry and the transport sector, and in the process become one of the key investment themes over the coming years.


Sovereign wealth funds: evolution of the giants

- 18 NOV 2016

As sovereign wealth funds shift their vast portfolios into new asset classes, such as real estate, infrastructure and private debt, perceptions of these investment behemoths are beginning to change.


Rise of the superbug: Not just a health risk

Abigail Herron - 15 NOV 2016

Pharmaceutical companies, fast-food chains and meat producers are among those most at risk from drug-resistant bacteria, says Abigail Herron.


The Amazon Effect

- 11 NOV 2016

The rise of Amazon.com has forced traditional retailers to adapt their business models. But who will be the winners – and losers – in the battle with e-commerce?