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The UK’s construction sector remains buoyant in the wake of rising workloads and a renewed growth in infrastructure activity, according to a closely-followed survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) out today. In the last three months 20 per cent more chartered surveyors reported a rise rather than a fall in their workloads, [...]
Throughout history, the job of the nation state has been to protect citizens from a range of threats, be that disease, famine, or foreign invasion. In an analogue world, these threats were physical in nature and, as a result, mostly localised. The threat landscape is radically different in a connected, digital world. Critical infrastructures, from smart [...]
Stockbroker Cenkos Securities surprised the City this morning after announcing its chief executive is to step down in the wake of tumbling profits. Boss Anthony Hotson will leave his post at the end of the month, putting an end to a 12-month reign which was dampened last month when Cenkos halved its dividends and posted [...]
Recruitment gets a bad rep. There’s a cliche that recruiters are wheeler-dealers, who always call at the worst time, don’t listen to what candidates or clients want, and are just scheming to get jobseekers into any role possible, regardless of whether or not they’re qualified. But while some of you reading may have had bad [...]
London has kept its crown as the world’s most popular city for global real estate investment, according to a new report that sheds light on the burgeoning overseas demand for commercial property in the capital. Buoyed by an influx of Asian money, London has now held its position as the top city for cross-border investment [...]
Online supermarket Ocado has claimed the top spot in the FTSE 350’s best performers so far this year just months after sealing its place as a FTSE 100 player, with shares soaring after a swathe of new licensing deals. Shares in Ocado have rocketed 126 per cent since the start of 2018, as the firm [...]
In a recent study, nearly 80 per cent of consumers stated that the average brand doesn’t understand them. This hints at a worrying disconnect in business, particularly at a time when changing attitudes among consumers and workforces mean leaders should be connected to what is going on outside of their office door. The day-to-day demands [...]
Global law firm DAC Beachcroft is to merge its City offices under one roof next year, in a move to create a new global headquarters in the heart of the Square Mile. Roughly 50,000 square feet will be taken up in Beachcroft’s move to The Walbrook building, where its team of lawyers are expected to [...]
Europe’s largest owner and operator of self-storage centres revealed plans for a €2bn (£1.78bn) float on Euronext Brussels this morning. Luxemburg-based Shurgard, which owns a swathe of European facilities, including 28 in London and the Thames Valley, is gearing up for an initial public offering (IPO) which will partially go towards financing the expected acquisition of a Kensington [...]
Shares in fashion brand Michael Kors are down more than eight per cent on rumours that it is in talks to buy Versace. Fashion kingpin Versace is rumoured to be “within hours” of being sold, according to Italian news reports which emerged early this morning. Newspaper Corriere della Sera, which has cited unnamed sources, [...]
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