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  • Dearth of London office space feared2014-09-01

    Proposed shake-up of planning rules causes concern that move to convert properties for residential use could hit growth, particularly in the capital

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  • Berkeley reports housing market steadying2014-09-01

    Homebuilder says market in southeast England has ‘reverted to normal transaction levels’, offering a ‘stable operating environment’

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  • Emaar’s Dubai IPO marks regional revival2014-08-31

    The group has set the listing for October, in what could be the largest share sale in the United Arab Emirates since the financial crisis

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  • Mortgage rules ‘deter first-time buyers’2014-08-29

    Almost two million people cannot afford their first home, says mortgage insurer, estimating that first-time buyers numbers in 2014 will fall 41 per cent short

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  • Challenges take root in UK garden sector2014-08-29

    With fewer homeowners under 35, the projected impact could mean lost annual spending of £87m in 2023, says Horticultural Trades Association

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  • Six ways to cool the housing market2014-08-29

    Policy prescriptions to bring UK house prices back to earth

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  • UK house price rises edge up in August2014-08-29

    August’s increase takes annual house price growth to 11%, but comes as other indicators suggest the UK property market is slowing

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  • Wanda, Baidu and Tencent in $814m tie-up2014-08-29

    Joint venture aims to loosen Alibaba’s stranglehold on China’s booming ecommerce market and reflects the fierce competition in the industry

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  • Paramount Group: NY or SF2014-08-28

    Paramount properties are focused on NYC and SF, unfortunately in that order

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  • Country Garden rights issue sinks shares2014-08-28

    Shares in Chinese property developer sink after deeply discounted rights issue aimed at lowering its leverage as property slowdown deepens

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  • Russians cool on luxury London homes2014-08-27

    Proportion of high-end property bought by foreigners dips 20%, led by withdrawal of Russian and UAE buyers, but purchases by Italians more than double

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  • Foxtons pays the price for being frank2014-08-27

    Estate agency chief executive’s prediction expresses the unthinkable for homeowners about property prices and triggers a shockwave in capital

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  • Tighter mortgage rules trigger discounts2014-08-27

    Two-thirds of owners discounted their asking prices to sell their homes in July, according to figures from the National Association of Estate Agents

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  • Foxtons plans special dividend2014-08-27

    London estate agency chain will pay out £12.8m in interim and special dividends, more than half of the £23.1m pre-tax profits it generated in six months

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  • Regus hit by strength of sterling2014-08-26

    Serviced office provider sees half-year profits wiped out by currency movements as pound continues to rise

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BBC News – Your Money

  • PPI complaint levels remain high2014-09-02

    Complaints about payment protection insurance (PPI) have fallen after last year's record, but remain at historically high levels, according to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).

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  • Vacuum cleaner debate hots up2014-09-01

    How to beat new EU rules on vacuum cleaners.

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  • Payday loan hardship cases 'up 42%'2014-09-01

    The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.

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  • Consumer borrowing jumps in July2014-09-01

    The amount of new money being borrowed by consumers soared to more than £1bn in July, according to the Bank of England.

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  • Woodford sells HSBC over fine fears2014-09-01

    One of the UK's most high-profile fund managers, Neil Woodford, says he has decided to sell his holding in HSBC because he is worried about "fine inflation".

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  • VIDEO: Chip and pin security fears revealed2014-09-01

    Could chip and pin technology be open to a new type of "skimming" fraud which is being used to steal people's cash?

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  • How your landlord could be a brand2014-08-29

    How your landlord could soon be a corporate brand

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  • Banks to reopen 2.5m PPI claims2014-08-29

    Banks and card companies will reopen 2.5 million PPI mis-selling complaints amid claims of underpayment and rejection of compensation.

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  • Water bills plugged by regulator2014-08-29

    Household water bills in England and Wales will go up less than the rising cost of living in the next five years, under proposals from regulator Ofwat.

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  • Nationwide: House prices edge up2014-08-29

    House prices edged up by 0.8% in August, according to the UK's biggest building society, the Nationwide.

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  • Women workers 'suffer wage squeeze'2014-08-28

    The majority of women working part-time earn less than the minimum wage, according to the TUC.

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  • Energy firms 'to make lower margins'2014-08-28

    Profit margins of large energy suppliers will be lower over the coming year compared with previous estimates, says the regulator Ofgem.

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  • Lending to small businesses drops2014-08-28

    Lending to small and medium-sized businesses via the government's Funding for Lending scheme (FLS) fell again in the second quarter of the year.

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  • DVLA prints cut out and keep tax disc2014-08-28

    Drivers will have to cut out their own vehicle tax discs during the death throes of the paper system, because the DVLA has run out of perforated paper.

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  • Stores 'must improve disabled access'2014-08-27

    Retailers are missing out on income from spending by disabled people owing to a lack of accessibility at stores, the government says.

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