London was the only prime world city to see rents fall in 2012
Knight Frank's Prime Global Rental Index rose by 1.6% in the final quarter of 2012, taking the annual increase to 5.1% and putting the index 20% above its post-financial crisis low in Q2 2009
PCL house prices have halved over five years (but only if you’re buying with gold bullion)
It'll cost you five gold bars to buy a house in prime central London these days; five years ago, it would have cost ten
London keeps World #1 Financial Centre title
London is still the world's top financial centre, maintaining a clear 20 point lead from New York in second place, although there's ever more stiff competition from Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Zurich, …
Sculpture in the Skyline: Is this the world’s coolest resi tower?
If you're keeping an eye on ups and downs across the pond, it's worth noting that Herzog & de Meuron's fervently anticipated 56 Leonard - billed as "the most imaginative and architecturally significant …
MIPIM wrap video
It's a world of optimism (and stats) according to Francois Ortalo-Magné and Dr. Mahdi Mokrane's summing-up of MIPIM week...
Hitchcox to roll out yoo branded developments across Asia
Niseko, Japan - yoo Design Studio Elle Macpherson's favourite developer, John Hitchcox's yoo, has unveiled plans to roll out a series of branded residences throughout Asia
Tracy Kellett’s Chinese Horrorscope
Want to impress a Chinese billionaire? Go to Tesco or bag a swan, says Tracy Kellett as a Chinese client gives BDI's Managing Director a rude cultural awakening.
“Hostile” tax regime is forcing HNW non-doms out of Britain
The number of UK taxpayers registered with HMRC as non-domiciled (non-doms) has fallen by a further 2,000 in one year as the impact of the £30,000 annual non-dom levy continues to bite, according to law …
Watch Boris’s keynote address at MIPIM here
Including why London is better than France, plans for Venice-on-Thames, and the revelation that BoJo is not running for Pope.
World’s wealthy set to grow by 50% in the next decade as “appetite for risk” returns
The global stock of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) grew by 8,700 (5%) last year, and is expected to increase by 50% over the next 10 years, according to Knight Frank's magnificent seventh Wealth Report
The return of risk to drive European property investment – CBRE
"Appetite for risk" is the phrase of the day, cropping up today in both Knight Frank and CBRE research reports
Required Reading: Investor Visas
Sarah Conway of Maurice Turnor Gardner runs through the best options for international HNWs looking to buy into the UK...