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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.
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.
Geoff White, 10 Mar 2015
Put six property institutions together with two MPs, one would-be MP, a successful developer and an academic RICS member and you’ve got the recipe for an interesting discussion.
02 Nov 2017
Advances in technology mean that the term “land surveyor” no longer properly describes the capabilities of today’s professional, argues Brian Coutts, Senior Lecturer in the School of Surveying, University of Otago
Abdul Choudhury, 09 May 2016
Working with our members and fully embracing our public interest mandate, we've developed our ‘Vision for London’ to advise the next Mayor on the issues affecting London's built environment.
Fiona Mannix, 21 Sep 2017
What does the EU referendum really mean for the future of the rural economy and agriculture in particular?
29 Jan 2015
The final report of Scotland's Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group was announced today by Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment. Here, Andrew Hamilton FRICS, Partner at Strutt & Parker, responds on behalf of RICS
James Kavanagh MRICS, 06 Nov 2017
As climate change exerts even more of malignant influence on rural livelihoods in the developing world, it really is time to consider how many of these affected nations will deal with what are essentially ‘internally displaced’ climate refugees. What measures can be used to alleviate some of the pressures on land and rapidly growing but unplanned urban environments?
Sarah Speirs , 24 Feb 2015
The long-awaited final report of Scotland's Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group was published at the end of January by Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment.
24 Aug 2017
Subdued demand for farmland, coupled with falling land prices and a lack of new supply across the rural sector, sees calls for more post-Brexit clarity from respondents to the RICS/RAU Rural Land Market Survey H1 2017.
15 Dec 2016
Chief Executive at the National Flood Forum Paul Cobbing asks whether enough has been done for communities hit by floods.
22 Dec 2016
Sales of venison are booming. Richard Elmhirst outlines the costs and methods behind farming deer for profit.
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.
John Kraus, 09 Jun 2017
When asked what words describe a successful city, experts at the 2017 World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit in Shanghai suggested the following list. Connectivity, capacity, character, resilient, efficient, having identity, healing, inclusive, healthy, bold, leading, authentic.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 20 Oct 2015
The Capturing Reality Forum will be supported by an exhibition of 40 stands displaying the world’s leading manufacturers, software developers and service providers of 3D imaging, laser scanning and LiDAR products. And at this year's event we will be focussing on issues around smart cities.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 19 Mar 2017
There can be no denying that climate change is real. Perhaps for those of us lucky enough to live in geographies that have avoided some of its more devastating impacts it can seem abstract, but for those parts of the world least able to deal with the effects, the consequences have been disastrous.
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