London property prices: More million-pound properties have been sold in London this year than ever beforeLondon property prices: More million-pound properties have been sold in London this year than ever before

first_img Lynsey Barber Friday 31 October 2014 6:23 am Tags: London house prices London house prices might be cooling, but things are certainly hotting up at the premium end of the market.Sales of properties costing more than £1m have reached record levels in the UK with 6,143 houses sold in the first half of the year- 70 per cent of which were in London. That’s nearly 2,000 more than the same time last year and a rise of 46 per cent.An additional 1,358 of those additional homes were in London, bringing the total number of properties sold in the capital worth more than £1m to 4,259.The figures from Lloyds Bank reveal Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Wandsworth had the most properties priced at £1m or more, and one in every five sales of million pound homes in the country was in a London borough.Outside the capital, the south east had the highest number of £1m plus property sales- just over a thousand- while the biggest increase occurred in the north east, where high value house sales more than doubled from six to 15.Lloyds Bank private banking director Sarah Deaves said:The number of homes sold for at least £1m is at a record high, with this sector of the housing market growing by almost a half in the first six months of this year compared to the same period in 2013. Property values in prime locations have been boosted by growing demand from wealthy, and often cash rich, buyers from the UK and overseas, as well as limited supply of such properties. Show Comments ▼ whatsappcenter_img Share London property prices: More million-pound properties have been sold in London this year than ever before whatsapp last_img read more

Pressure grows over Helge Lund’s proposed £25m pay deal at BG GroupPressure grows over Helge Lund’s proposed £25m pay deal at BG Group

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRelated Articles10 Amazing RVs You Won’t Want To MissShocking Truth About Milk Finally RevealedThe Best 80 Inch 4k TV For Under $2,000 Caitlin Morrison whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img Pressure grows over Helge Lund’s proposed £25m pay deal at BG Group Shareholders have been urged to vote against BG Group’s proposed pay package for incoming chief executive Helge Lund, which would see him earning a salary of £13.5m as well as a share arrangement worth £12m.The company is seeking approval for the share award, and proxy advisory firm Institutional Share­holder Services (ISS) yesterday recommended that investors vote against the BG’s resolution, questioning the “appropriateness of making a considerable award outside the formal remuneration policy”. City A.M. understands that at least two of the group’s top 10 share­holders, including Legal & General Investment Management, are unhappy with the proposed pay deal. However, another of the top 10 told City A.M. that Lund was a good hire and said they were likely to support the resolution.A spokeswoman for BG said: “We believe Helge Lund is the right person to lead BG Group. His proposed remuneration is competitive in the international oil and gas industry. We are talking to our shareholders and will continue to do so until EGM on 15th December.” Wednesday 26 November 2014 9:03 pm More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com whatsapplast_img read more

China’s industrial output slows as factories close to combat carbon emissionsChina’s industrial output slows as factories close to combat carbon emissions

first_img Share Manufacturing output in China slipped to a year-on-year rate of 7.2 per cent in November, failing to match the 7.7 per cent achieved in October and falling below the target of 7.5 per cent for the month. The figures, released by the National Bureau of Statistics, reflect the impacts of a widespread closure of factories in the country as it attempts to bring down its carbon emissions.  Beijing confirmed its decision to go ahead with the closures while at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in early November. China is currently the world’s biggest emitter of carbon dioxide. But the results are nonetheless a significant improvement compared to August, when growth was 6.9 per cent – its lowest since 2008. Better news for the retail sectorWhile industrial output is in decline, retail sales are on the rise in China. They rose at an annual rate of 11.7 per cent in November, exceeding October’s figure of 1.5 per cent.  This was the first rise in six months, since a cooling of the property market resulted in five consecutive months of deceleration prior to that. whatsapp Sarah Spickernell Tags: NULL whatsappcenter_img Friday 12 December 2014 2:43 am Show Comments ▼ China’s industrial output slows as factories close to combat carbon emissions last_img read more

Bill Gross investment outlook: “The good times are over”Bill Gross investment outlook: “The good times are over”

first_img Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 7 January 2015 7:57 am Jessica Morris Tags: NULL whatsapp Share More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Bond king Bill Gross has gazed into his crystal ball and delivered a gloomy prediction for the year ahead in his monthly investment outlook, warning investors that the time for risk taking had passed.The investor extraordinaire said this was the moment when “common sense must recognise that the king has no clothes, or at least that he is down to his Fruit of the Loom briefs, when it comes to future expectations for asset returns”. He said historically low interest rates, which were meant to boost struggling economies, had actually stalled economic growth. This means businesses will become borrowers rather than investors, resulting in unfavourable structural shifts.In such an environment, investors should opt for treasury and high-quality corporate bonds. He also recommended shares in companies with low debt, attractive dividends and diversified revenues.Gross, who said he’d leave specific forecasting for a few weeks’ time, summed up his outlook in a few sentences:Beware the Ides of March, or the Ides of any month in 2015 for that matter. When the year is done, there will be minus signs in front of returns for many assets classes. The good times are over.Gross joined Janus Capital Group in September after a surprise exit from bond fund Pimco, which he founded in 1971.His monthly outlooks delivered on behalf of Janus Capital are often colourful, with previous letters referencing celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Paris Hilton. Bill Gross investment outlook: “The good times are over” whatsapplast_img read more

Best of the Brokers for 11 February 2015Best of the Brokers for 11 February 2015

first_img whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Tuesday 10 February 2015 8:45 pm Express KCS To appear in Best of the Brokers, email your research to [email protected] reiterated its “add” rating on the technology firm, after a trading update which highlighted continued organic growth. The broker said it remains positive on the firm’s business model as it is “exposed to less cyclical markets”, and “geared to non-discretionary spend and regulatory drivers”.OCEAN WILSONS HOLDINGSCantor Fitzgerald reiterated its “buy” rating on the Bermuda-based investment holding company after a monthly operational update. The broker said “trading is weak as expected”, but added that the continuing weak Brazilian real will “hopefully lift exports in the coming quarters”.PENNON GROUPWhitman Howard reiterated its “hold” rating on the utility infrastructure company but said it continues to see the company as “well placed”, with the stability of its South West Water business “balanced by the potential of its Viridor waste management activities”. The broker increased target price to 892p. Show Comments ▼ Share Best of the Brokers for 11 February 2015 Tags: NULLlast_img read more

All Leisure Group narrows losses despite a hit from Ukraine crisisAll Leisure Group narrows losses despite a hit from Ukraine crisis

first_img whatsapp Read This NextBill Maher Pokes Fun at Joe Manchin: He’s a ‘Democrat Except on Matters ofThe Wrap’No Sudden Move’ Film Review: Steven Soderbergh Very Stylishly OverplaysThe WrapAzealia Banks Blasts Candace Owens’ Juneteenth Diss With Callback toThe WrapWATCH: Pittsburgh Pirates hold off Cleveland Indians to snap 10-game skidSportsnautFrom ‘Ratched’ to ‘Halston’: One Editor’s Literal Double TakeThe WrapDave Portnoy, Founder of Barstool Sports, Briefly Suspended From TwitterThe Wrap’Pride’ and Joy: How the FX Docuseries Examines LGBTQ+ Life Through theThe Wrap35 of TV’s Best Father Figures Who Weren’t Actually Dads, From Mr.The WrapHow ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Inspired Elisabeth Moss’s Directing inThe Wrap whatsapp All Leisure Group narrows losses despite a hit from Ukraine crisis Monday 16 February 2015 8:25 pm Show Comments ▼ Share CRUISE operator All Leisure Group almost halved pre-tax losses last year to £7.2m from £13.6m a year earlier, despite a five per cent fall in passenger numbers and a hit from unrest in Crimea, Ukraine and Egypt.The company said the warfare in Ukraine knocked earnings by £1.9m, as it had to reschedule three cruises. Meanwhile sales for the Discover Egypt brand fell by £1.2m because of the troubled situation in Egypt. A £7.1m charge was also booked against the disposal of cruise ship Discovery.The number of passengers rose by 10 per cent to almost 17,885 while tour operations passengers were down from 44,286 to 39,762 in the year. The group’s average revenue per passenger grew 2.7 per cent to £2,410 in the year.Chairman Roger Allard said: “This was a creditable performance given some of the headwinds that we faced in 2013-2014, the most significant of which was the crisis in Crimea and Ukraine. Here we had no option but to make late changes to our three scheduled Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean itineraries, cruises that are normally amongst our most profitable. The changes resulted in substantial cancellations and subsequent discounting to fill capacity.”Looking ahead, he said: “The outlook for 2015 remains challenging, as the UK economy continues its slow recovery. The rationalisation work that has been carried out over the last few years will continue to benefit the results, as we have a leaner cost base and a more focused organisation. Lower fuel prices will also help the group to contain its costs, although our marine fuel requirements are circa 50 hedged for the coming year.” Express KCS Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Ofgem slaps a selling ban on Scottish Power for poor customer serviceOfgem slaps a selling ban on Scottish Power for poor customer service

first_img Express KCS Ofgem slaps a selling ban on Scottish Power for poor customer service Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Tags: Scottish Power by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoguldom NationFather Of 2 Sues Los Angeles Hospital After Wife Dies During ChildbirthMoguldom Nationzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comGundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementTop Surgeon: This Simple Trick Empties Your Bowels Every Morning (Almost Immediately)Gundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementDiscovery29+ Fascinating U.S. Navy WarshipsDiscoveryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesHigh TallyThe US Built A New Submarine The World Is Afraid OfHigh TallyComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedy Sharecenter_img whatsapp Wednesday 4 March 2015 8:47 pm whatsapp British energy company Scottish Power was yesterday given a temporary selling ban after an investigation launched by Ofgem in November found the company was not delivering the levels of service customers deserve.Iberdrola-owned Scottish Power, one of the Big Six energy firms, is now barred from proactive selling for a 12-day period. The watchdog said its customers were experiencing long call waiting times, receiving late bills and also said the firm was not implementing decisions from the Energy Ombudsman. Sarah Harrison, Ofgem’s senior partner in charge of enforcement, said: “While Ofgem’s targets have driven significant improvements in Scottish Power’s performance, we remain very concerned about how customers are being treated.” last_img read more

Bookies to be winners of the General ElectionBookies to be winners of the General Election

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Old Mutual poaches Standard Bank bossOld Mutual poaches Standard Bank boss

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BP welcomes ex-spy boss to the boardroomBP welcomes ex-spy boss to the boardroom

first_img Show Comments ▼ OIL GIANT BP has hired ex-MI6 chief Sir John Sawers, who will sit on its board as a non-executive director with immediate effect.Sawers completed his five-year tenure as the top boss of the UK secret intelligence service in November 2014, and was the first MI6 chief to be appointed from outside of the service since 1968.Before this he spent 36 years working for the government, holding positions such as the UK’s ambassador to the United Nations, political director of the foreign office, special representative in Iraq, ambassador to Cairo, and foreign policy advisor to the prime minister.“John brings extensive experience of international affairs and geopolitics,” Carl-Henric Svanberg, chairman of BP, said.Sawers isn’t the only former MI6 boss to head to the oil company. Former deputy chief Sir Mark Allen left the agency in 2004 and became an adviser to BP. Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndoInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveUndoLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoNovelodgePierce Brosnan’s Wife Lost 120 Pounds – This Is Her NowNovelodgeUndoTotal PastThis Was Found Hiding In An Oil Painting – Take A Closer LookTotal PastUndo whatsapp Thursday 14 May 2015 8:54 pm Sharecenter_img Express KCS whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com BP welcomes ex-spy boss to the boardroom Tags: NULLlast_img read more