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Sean Ellison, 31 Aug 2017
As I've written before, China has a debt problem; however, given the magnitude of the issue, concern does not appear to be widespread.
Sean Ellison, 21 Aug 2017
Corporate debt in China has expanded at an unprecedented rate since the onset of the global financial crisis, to now surpass that of Japan in the late 1980s. Although concerns of a major credit event have subsided of late, the threat of one continues to loom large over the Chinese economy.
13 Mar 2015
Colin Brown, Associate Director in tax services at Baker Tilly, looks at some issues to consider and the impact of recent changes in legislation.
Hew Edgar, 29 May 2017
The Scottish Green Party (SGP) has published a concise 15-page manifesto outlining key UK priorities with a focus on the greening of national policy, an alternate UK tax framework, and housing. Fielding just three candidates in Scotland, the SGP has concentrated its campaign target areas, and the same strategy appears to have been applied to their manifesto pledges.
Tamara Hooper, 13 Jul 2015
Members in the East of England have been debating the future of the commercial sector, but the next generation of surveyors have also been plans for their local area.
26 Jun 2017
Surveying professionals, especially those undertaking any type of estate agency work, must be aware that the much-anticipated update to the Money Laundering Regulations has now been published.
20 Jul 2017
2017 has seen the introduction of the amended Money Laundering Regulations, enshrining the Fourth European Money Laundering Directive within UK law. Professionals should be to be aware of the most recent amend to HMRC's guidance around this subject.
Sean Ellison, 27 Mar 2017
The One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is essential to propelling the next stage of not only China’s but global economic growth.
Sean Ellison, 28 Mar 2017
Dr Zhu Min issued a stark warning of substantial near-term volatility at the World Built Environment Forum. We take an in-depth look at some of Dr Zhu’s arguments and what they mean for professionals.
Jeffrey Matsu, 29 Mar 2017
After nearly half a century of matrimony, the UK has made it official — so long EU, hello world. Seeking to be a free agent unencumbered by the need to compromise or "harmonise" the Government has acted decisively to pursue the will of its people.
Simon Rubinsohn, 14 Apr 2016
Our latest residential market survey tells an interesting story highlighting a real divergence in the price picture facing Prime Central London (PCL) and the rest of the country. The former can often capture the news headlines because of the exotic nature of many of the buyers but in truth it says little about the underlying mood in the market.
03 May 2016
PwC's Ruth Chapman gives her advice to small businesses on how to stay on top of payroll in a changing and more complex world.
28 Apr 2016
The potential stalling of UK-bound investment from external groups has been felt; uncertainty has put a stopper on some investment decisions, and this has negatively affected the construction sector. However, investor confidence is not the only element of the debate that could affect construction.
24 Feb 2017
What does the EU referendum really mean for the future of the rural economy? We take a closer look at the rural economies and priorities for exiting the EU in each of the UK's devolved nations: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Lewis Johnston, 15 May 2017
With the country heading to the polls on 8 June for the second time in two years, the political parties are in the midst of campaigning for what has already been dubbed “the Brexit election”.
07 Mar 2016
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Amanda Clack FRICS, ranked 13 in City AM's 'Powerful Women in the City' list 2015, talks about gender parity, issues facing women within our industry and who has influenced her while on her journey to become a partner at EY and RICS President Elect.
Rob Mahoney FRICS, 29 Jun 2015
Following his inauguration later today, Martin Brühl succeeds Louise Brooke-Smith to become the 134th President of RICS.
19 Feb 2016
Results from this year’s salary survey indicate that market sentiment is steady despite the feeling that the market has slowed slightly. Respondents also believe gains over the past two years are sustainable.
08 Apr 2016
PwC's Neil Loveday suggests six financial measures every business leader should keep a very close eye on.
Kisa Zehra, 25 May 2017
Over the last six to nine months, growth forecasts for the UK have been steadily increasing to the point where expectations for the current year are now around the 2% mark. Yet, beneath what seems a fairly bright headline number, is a projected deceleration in the profile of growth through the course of the year.
Zsolt Toth, 11 Apr 2017
We welcome the publication of the ECB’s guidance on non-performing loans (NPLs) which requires adherence to either the RICS Red Book or the European Valuation Standards (EVS).
28 Mar 2017
How do you make your city resilient? Start by appointing a Chief Resilience Officer and then engage with as many stakeholders as possible from the public, government and the private sector.
Jeffrey Matsu, 05 Apr 2016
Lawrence Summers challenged professionals at the World Built Environment Forum to ensure that real estate does more to drive sustainable growth.
27 Mar 2017
Dr Zhu Min, former Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) highlighted at the rise of populism and the ambiguities of “Trumpnomics” as important factors contributing to global economic uncertainty.
14 Apr 2016
Uncertainty grows as the impact of Stamp Duty changes, the EU referendum and devolved elections take their toll on the UK housing market.
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