Today’s business news and markets

Business news and markets: as it happened December 15, 2014. Read full article

Chinese overseas investment surges

There has been a tremendous surge of Chinese outward investment in overseas real estate in recent years. Read full article

Autumn Statement: New UK Stamp Duty rates announced

The government has unveiled plans to reform the way stamp duty is charged. Read full article

Global Briefing

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

Autumn Statement: New UK Stamp Duty rates announced

03 December 2014 by Oliver Knight

The government has unveiled plans to reform the way stamp duty is charged.

Autumn Statement: changes to ATED announced

03 December 2014 by Oliver Knight

As well as the announcement about the changes to the Stamp Duty system, the Chancellor also announced new, higher annual rates of tax for properties held as “enveloped dwellings”, usually by companies, in today’s Autumn Statement.

Commercial Briefing

Providing in-depth analysis of the commercial property market

Raft of new retailers drives London rents to record highs

07 November 2014 by Knight Frank

The Central London retail market shows no signs of slowing, with a raft of new domestic and international retailers recently taking space and more expected to do so in the coming months.

Speed of letting increases for new City schemes

05 November 2014 by Knight Frank

The time taken to let new and refurbished buildings in the City has fallen dramatically over the last 24 months.

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

Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index update 2014

24 October 2014 by Andrew Shirley

One of my most interesting tasks each year is to update our Luxury Investment Index (KFLII) and take a look at the performance of things like classic cars, fine wine and art. What’s not to like!

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.