This week’s business news and markets

Business news and markets: as it happened October 20, 2014. Read full article

Property retail – bargain hunting at the shops

The August IPD figures reported 12 month total returns at a twenty five year high for offices, and twenty year high for industrial. Read full article

Knight Frank release new residential market forecast for 2015 to 2019

Last October we took the view that 2014 would see a widening of the residential upturn, which up to that point had been limited to London. Read full article

Global Briefing

The latest news, views and analysis on the world of prime property

Knight Frank release new residential market forecast for 2015 to 2019

14 October 2014 by Liam Bailey

Last October we took the view that 2014 would see a widening of the residential upturn, which up to that point had been limited to London. While we expected London to continue to lead the market, we also expected annual price growth in the UK, which had lagged since 2009, to spike higher.

New Land and Building Transaction Tax rates revealed in Scotland

10 October 2014 by Oliver Knight

From April 2015, Stamp Duty for Scottish residential and non-residential property sales will be replaced by a new tax which will be collected within Scotland. It will be known as the Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT).

Commercial Briefing

Providing in-depth analysis of the commercial property market

The challenges facing the ‘big four’ supermarkets

10 October 2014 by Alex Munro

The press are having a field day with recent announcements about over stated profits at Tesco and declining sales at Sainsbury’s. Morrisons has decided to go head-to-head with discounters in a price war. This is great news for the customer who is getting savvier about their weekly shopping and taking advantage of the various offers available to them from competing stores.

The creative transformation of non-core districts

06 October 2014 by Simret Samra

Thriving creative industries including media and technology have put non-core districts from the world’s leading cities on the map.

The Rural Bulletin

News and insight for rural property owners, investors and farmers

The big threats and opportunities for rural landowners

24 July 2014 by Andrew Shirley

Knight Frank’s rural property experts round-up the key threats and opportunities that estate owners should be investigating now.

How diversification is boosting the amenity, environmental and economic potential of a Cotswold farm

24 July 2014 by Andrew Shirley

The Rural Bulletin finds out how a range of enterprises managed by Knight Frank’s Paddy Hoare are boosting the amenity, environmental and economic potential of a Cotswold farm.

The Wealth Report 2014

The global perspective on prime property and wealth

Reach for the sky: the Knight Frank Skyscraper Index

12 March 2014 by Oliver Knight

Asian towers dominate Knight Frank’s Skyscraper Index, with Hong Kong boasting the most expensive skyscraper space in the world.

UHNWI luxury spending set to increase in 2014

07 March 2014 by Andrew Shirley

Over a third of the respondents quizzed as part of The Wealth Report’s Attitudes Survey expect their UHNWI clients to spend more on luxury goods in 2014.