Commercial property

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The tarnishing of Evergrande’s ‘belt brother’ Xu Jiayin
The story of the property firm’s founder is also that of China’s boom in the last three decades: rapid expansion with mounting debts

Vincent Ni

25, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Embattled property firm Evergrande rattles financial markets
Investors worried about Chinese developer draw parallels with 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers

Richard Partington

22, Sep, 2021 @4:21 PM

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Huguenots, Jews, Bengalis … now developers size up London’s Brick Lane
Locals, hipsters and councillors are at odds over glossy plans to revamp the Truman Brewery in London’s East End enclave

Harriet Sherwood

19, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Old Truman Brewery in London to become office and shopping complex
Critics say it will price out businesses from site on Brick Lane, in the heart of the city’s Bangladeshi community

Damien Gayle

15, Sep, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Disinfection robots and thermal body cameras: welcome to the anti-Covid office
A workplace in Bucharest filled with anti-virus innovations could become the new normal in office design, its creators hope

Kate Connolly in Bucharest

21, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Banks can now unleash a dividend party – but the optics wouldn’t be good
Swimming in capital and with dividend restrictions gone, banks have plenty to give shareholders

Nils Pratley

13, Jul, 2021 @7:04 PM

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Meals by wheels: UK drive-through booms as brands invest in new sites
Social distancing is feeding an appetite for a new generation of US-style drive-through restaurants

Zoe Wood Consumer affairs correspondent

10, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Lights, camera, studio space? Lack of production capacity hits UK film industry
Experts warn sector needs extra space equivalent to four new Pinewoods to sate demand

Mark Sweney

10, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK property developer St Modwen accepts new offer from US private equity group
Blackstone’s £1.3bn offer is latest example of cash-rich foreign investors swooping on UK firms

Jasper Jolly

24, Jun, 2021 @8:49 AM

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UK government extends moratorium on commercial rents
Changes provide relief for thousands of businesses that were facing huge rent bills from 1 July

Sarah Butler

16, Jun, 2021 @3:30 PM

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Hospitality firms urgently need clarity from Sunak about £2.5bn of unpaid rent
Giving landlords and tenants six months to work out a deal on arrears could stop an wave of bankruptcies in the sector

Nils Pratley

14, Jun, 2021 @6:38 PM

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Broadmarsh, Nottingham: city tries to rebuild itself as shopping centre goes
Demolition of the shopping centre begins this month as the council plans to reinvent the city

Sarah Butler

05, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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