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Positive economic outlook but divergence continues

Positive economic outlook but divergence continues

14th December 2015

By GRAHAM PARRY

The global economy has continued to grow at a steady but underwhelming pace through 2015.  What are the expectations for 2016? 

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Risk and return in real estate: Lessons from the listed market

Risk and return in real estate: Lessons from the listed market

14th December 2015

By BRIAN BIGGS

Listed real estate data are a rich source of information.  But how can it be use to analyse risk and return in the broader real estate market?  

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European urban retail investment has been increasing, what is driving investors' interest?

European urban retail investment has been increasing, what is driving investors' interest?

14th December 2015

By SIMON CHINN

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Headwinds to the global economic recovery

Headwinds to the global economic recovery

19th October 2015

By BRIAN BIGGS

The world economy has remained subpar in 2015 but are recent concerns about the fragility of global demand and price stability justified? 

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US Housing: recovery revisited

US Housing: recovery revisited

19th October 2015

By EILEEN MARRINAN

After a sustained period of strong job creation, an uptick in household formation, and the return of very low interest rates, US housing appears to be making a comeback once again.

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What are the recent trends in global real estate investment?

What are the recent trends in global real estate investment?

19th October 2015

By SIMON CHINN

Global commercial real estate volumes were up 17% in the first half of 2015 and cross-border flows have also been on the rise. Which investors have been active and in which locations and sectors? 

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Global monetary policy starts to diverge

Global monetary policy starts to diverge

7th August 2015

By BRIAN BIGGS

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Is there still value in Tokyo real estate?

Is there still value in Tokyo real estate?

7th August 2015

By HARRY TAN

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Economic activity in Sweden is improving but do some risks remain?

Economic activity in Sweden is improving but do some risks remain?

7th August 2015

By BEATRICE GUEDJ

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Liquidity growth still supporting markets

Liquidity growth still supporting markets

15th June 2015

By BRIAN BIGGS

The recovery in the global economy continues to underwhelm. Nonetheless, the positive factors supporting the global recovery remain in place. 

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Spain - not the end of the fiesta!

Spain - not the end of the fiesta!

15th June 2015

By BEATRICE GUEDJ

The outlook for the Spanish economy has continued to strengthen but Spain will face headwinds following the latest regional elections that saw anti-austerity parties make material gains across the board.  What are the risks and real estate implications? 

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What does a Conservative party majority in the UK mean for property?

What does a Conservative party majority in the UK mean for property?

15th June 2015

By XAVIERE ROUDEIX-CROUAN

What are the implications of a Conservative government for infrastructure spending in the UK? What are the implications for London of a push towards UK-wide devolution and of an EU referendum?

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Stronger dollar poses challenges

Stronger dollar poses challenges

28th April 2015

By BRIAN BIGGS

Investors are increasingly concerned about the impact of the strengthening US dollar to the global economy. What are the implications? 

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Investing in real estate equities – can the market volatility be mitigated?

Investing in real estate equities – can the market volatility be mitigated?

28th April 2015

By CYNTHIA PARPA

Listed real estate equities provide an attractive alternative to directly accessing the global real estate markets but how can investors manage the short-term equity market volatility that comes with it? 

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Madrid – a global retail destination!

Madrid – a global retail destination!

28th April 2015

By DR BÉATRICE GUEDJ

Madrid is becoming a global retail destination, competing with London and Paris, what’s behind the transformation?

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Policy support still crucial

Policy support still crucial

10th March 2015

By GRAHAM PARRY

The world economy remains on track for a stronger year in 2015 but not without the support of central banks

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China - short term uncertainty long term opportunities

China - short term uncertainty long term opportunities

10th March 2015

By HARRY TAN

There is still uncertainty in the Chinese housing market but can this provide opportunities for long-term investors?  

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Will 2015 be the year of rising real wages?

Will 2015 be the year of rising real wages?

10th March 2015

By BRIAN BIGGS

Several factors suggest that 2015 will be the year when real wage growth finally turns the corner.  What does this mean for property?

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2015 - a better year ahead?

2015 - a better year ahead?

10th February 2015

By BRIAN BIGGS

Markets opened 2015 cautiously optimistic, but what should we expect going forward? 

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London office market – is there still value in the sector?

London office market – is there still value in the sector?

10th February 2015

By GRAHAM PARRY

The London office market enjoyed another strong performance in 2014, remaining one of the world’s leading global investment markets. But where are we now in the London office cycle?  

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