‘Gobbling up’ England’s Green Belt won’t solve housing crisis, campaigners say

By Lin Taylor London, Aug 6 : Hundreds of thousands of new homes due to be built in England’s “Green Belt” areas will be out of reach for those struggling to get on the property ladder, a report said today, as housing shortages grip the country. Despite plans to release Green Belt land – areas […]

Catalan corporate property market cools on political uncertainty

By Sonya Dowsett MADRID, Feb 19 : Global pension funds, insurers and other investors are holding back on buying office space in Catalonia due to fears a split from Spain could lead to an exodus of business from the region. Corporate property in the wealthy northeast and its capital Barcelona has been a hot ticket […]

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By Lee Mannion LONDON, Feb 13 : Britain’s Prince Harry and fianc?e Meghan Markle visited a cafe in Scotland on Tuesday dedicated to helping the homeless, highlighting the growing number of businesses striving to tackle social problems as lawmakers backed a new housing policy. The couple, whose wedding is scheduled for May, were in Edinburgh […]

Saudi state taking control of Binladin construction giant

By Stephen Kalin, Tom Arnold and Reem Shamseddine RIYADH/DUBAI, Jan 11 : Saudi Arabia is taking managerial control of Saudi Binladin Group and discussing a possible transfer of some of the giant construction group’s assets to the state while its chairman and other family members are in detention, sources told Reuters. Binladin, which had over […]

Hungary construction sector eyes Belarus, Ukraine to tackle labour shortage

By Gergely Szakacs BUDAPEST, Mar 3 : Hungarian construction companies are planning to lure guest workers from Ukraine and Belarus to plug holes in the labour market created by migration and rising economic growth, the head of the builders’ alliance told Reuters. Years of emigration to western Europe have created labour shortages in countries such […]