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Investors will have spent just under £17 billion on office blocks in central London in 2016, a decline of around 15% on the year before, Savills has predicted. The property consultant said that investment turnover for central London office buildings during 2016 will be around £16.8 billion, on the assumption

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The oil and gas industry will turn cash flow positive for the first time in three years – as long as OPEC production cuts drive oil prices above $55 a barrel. A new report from the respected energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie suggests the sector is close to recovery after being

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Hedge fund assets investing in emerging markets have surged above the $200 billion mark for the first time, according to a new report from Hedge Fund Research (HFR). Chicago-based HFR said the growth has been driven by hedge funds invested in Russia and Latin America. Total capital invested in Latin

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brazil nut trees

A new timber-related programme has been launched in a bid to end the illegality that exists across the sector and instead provide buyers with sustainable certification, supply chain and pricing information so they can ensure all purchases are genuine. Launched at the end of last month by BVRio Environmental Exchange,

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private equity study

Private equity fund managers are optimistic about the industry’s performance in 2017 as they look to shake off the volatility of last year, according to a new report from BDO. Its global poll of 200 fund managers found 71 per cent now think the investment landscape is “favourable”, compared to

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fine wines

Investment in fine wine “significantly and consistently outperforms” investment in art, antiques, and cars, a new report by fine wine investment management company Vin-X suggests. The firm compared the performance of wine with other alternative or ‘treasure’ assets that occupy a similar space in the minds of investors – highly

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