Sebastian McCarthy

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Reporter covering retail and property. Email stories to seb.mccarthy@cityam.com

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February 2019 articles

Buyers and sellers in Britain’s housing market remained subdued in January, as stamp duty and Brexit uncertainty added to the [...]

21 February

Doug Putman’s store reopening spree continued this morning after the new HMV owner struck a deal with landlords to resume service [...]

21 February

Hybrid estate agency Purplebricks spooked the markets this morning after bosses on both side of the pond departed and the firm [...]

21 February

Activist investor Cat Rock Capital said today that it has the backing of fellow shareholders after calling for Just Eat to merge, [...]

20 February

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has lost a court battle to break a £500m London office lease in the wake of its planned [...]

20 February

Sainsbury's suffered a 15 per cent drop in its share price this morning after the grocer's £12bn proposed merger with Asda was [...]

20 February

Embattled shopping centre landlord Intu moved into the red last year, as more than £1.4bn was wiped off the value of its property [...]

20 February

HMV has reopened its fifth store earmarked for closure today, as new owner Doug Putman continues his run of rental renegotiations [...]

19 February

Lloyds Banking Group and Visa are piloting a scheme to pay retailers that offer cashback to customers, amid fears for rural [...]

19 February

Investment in retail property tumbled by several billion pounds last year, as owners of high street stores, retail parks and [...]

19 February

An influential group of MPs has called for a 1p tax on new clothes in a bid to tackle consumer waste within the fashion industry. [...]

19 February

The number of first-time buyers in Britain reached a 12-year high in 2018, with more competitive asking prices and government [...]

19 February

London housebuilder Telford Homes revealed this morning that it has sold one of its largest build-to-rent development sites for [...]

19 February

Signs of health within the London economy emerged today, with a new study showing that the capital was among the British cities [...]

19 February

Fresh evidence of an activity slump in Britain’s housing market has been brought to light this morning, with new data showing [...]

18 February