23 Oct

Ignoring the lessons of the financial crash | Letters

Mistakes that led to the 2008 financial crisis are about to be repeated, fears Milan Bollecker, while David Reed is worried by the economic impact of soaring property pricesHistory never repeats itself but, according to the IMF, it might this time (Red...

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22 Oct

Berlin state cabinet agrees five-year rent freeze

Proposal to counter rising housing costs still requires approval by state parliamentBerlin’s state cabinet has agreed on a rent freeze for five years to counter rising housing costs in the German capital.The city’s leftwing coalition government wants to freeze the rent for...

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21 Oct

Developer Nick Candy considers takeover of Capital & Counties

Candy’s investment vehicle may buy all of £2.3bn owner of Earl’s Court and Covent Garden sitesMultimillionaire property developer Nick Candy is considering a takeover bid for Capital & Counties (Capco), the FTSE-250 real estate company that owns much of Earl’s Court and...

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21 Oct

Welcome to Manc-hattan: how the city sold its soul for luxury skyscrapers

Giant towers are sprouting up all over Manchester. But how will sky lounges and penthouse olive groves help the city’s rocketing homelessness problem?‘Hell upon Earth” is how Friedrich Engels described Manchester’s Angel Meadow. This violent, squalid, disease-ridden district was one of the...

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