Business News


In the Business News category you will find a wide selection of articles on businesses and their UK commercial properties. These include corporate news stories featuring companies ranging from established market leaders to SMEs and recent start-ups.


Tesco Sells its Opticians Practices to Vision Express

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Posted on 24 April, 2017 by admin under Business News

Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket, has announced its plans to sell its optician business to Vision Express, as it prepares for a £3.7 billion Booker takeover. First established in Peterborough in 1999, the supermarket currently has a total of 206... Read More

New York City’s Biggest Commercial Property Lender Revealed

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Posted on 18 April, 2017 by admin under Business News

A German global banking and financial services company, Deutsche Bank, has become the largest commercial real estate lender in New York city for the first time in 2016. Deutsche Bank is a global banking and financial services company from Germany. The... Read More

Firms Concern As New Business Rates Take Full Effect

Business rates April 2017
Posted on 5 April, 2017 by admin under Business News, Economy

The recent revaluation at the beginning of April this year meant over half a million firms had to start paying higher business rates. However, what is not known is the Government’s new £300 million business relief scheme, which many firms could benefit... Read More

London’s West End Commercial Property Hit Record High

The total invested in central London was £4.18 billion.
Posted on 3 April, 2017 by admin under Business News, Economy

With several buyers from Hong Kong including CC Land and Emperor Group, London’s West End commercial property investment has significantly increased to £1.93 billion in 2017’s first quarter. The previous record for the City’s West End area was £1.8... Read More

Commercial Property Growth Slows in London

London City Properties
Posted on 22 March, 2017 by admin under Business News, Economy

For a second consecutive month, the London commercial property market slowed in growth, despite signs of recovery after the EU referendum vote in June 2016. It was reported that he Brexit vote last year led the businesses in the city to take more... Read More

Scottish Commercial Property Market on the Raise for 2017

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Posted on 20 March, 2017 by admin under Business News, Economy

It has been reported that the importance of Investment from outside the UK, such as China and South Africa, will further increase for the commercial property market in Scotland in 2017. The figures from 2016 show nearly two thirds of the commercial... Read More

Investment From The Continent Pushes Up Irish Property Value

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Posted on 3 March, 2017 by admin under Business News, Commercial Developments, Economy

The Irish property market could be showing the way forward for the commercial property in 2017 as a blend of demand from investors and large international corporations are expected to push values upwards for the next six months. This is what has been... Read More

Hammerson Sells to Fund

Bullring Shopping Centre Birmingham
Posted on 22 February, 2017 by admin under Business News, Commercial Developments

More than £400 million worth of property will be offload by Hammerson as the company looks to generate more capital for their construction on two massive new shopping centers in London. The developments planned will located in Croydon, which the company... Read More

Chinese Government Agencies to Restrict Foreign Property Investment

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Posted on 20 February, 2017 by admin under Business News, Economy, Worldwide Property News

Foreign property investments by Chinese companies have come to a complete halt, with a drop of 84% in January 2017, as China capital controllers look to re-establish the flow of foreign buys. Chinese regulators have imposed a series of restrictions on... Read More

For Sale: The Co-op Bank

Co-op Bank
Posted on 13 February, 2017 by admin under Business News

It has been announced the Co-op Bank has been put up for sale today, and is now looking to sell all its shares. It’s not the first time the well-known high street bank has been in trouble recently. The Co-op Bank almost collapsed in 2013, however,... Read More

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Business News covers more than company results. Of course you will find these stories in this category alongside news of the latest business deals, mergers and administrations. You can also read about director’s bonuses, supermarket price wars and current retail promotions.

We also carry features covering topical issues affecting businesses like the increasing use of smart phones and the impact of social media. And because business involves people we also report on both serious and light hearted issues facing the staff of offices and other commercial properties.

So if this is the kind of news that interests you, you’ll find it here together with regular updates, analysis and background features.