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How high streets and shopping malls face a 'domino effect' from major store closures

Traditional retail is in the centre of a storm - and British department store chain House of Fraser is the latest to succumb to the tempest. The company plans to close 31 of its 59 shops - including its flagship store in Oxford Street, London...

By Omar Toulan and Niccolò Pisani 9 Jul 2018


Hammerson, 'a solid bet for future returns'

Hammerson, which is the largest property stock on the JSE, is considered by analysts as one of the most undervalued stocks with significant upside potential...

28 Apr 2017


UK-based Tradehold growing foothold in Africa

UK-based property and financial services group Tradehold said on Monday that work had started on its R480-million regional shopping centre, located in the harbour town of Walvis Bay, Namibia...

24 Mar 2015


Google's mortgage comparison service of little threat to incumbents

LONDON, UK: Leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight, says Google's latest entry into mortgage comparison poses little threat to incumbents in its current form. It bases this on how things have played out in the car insurance and credit card sector.

14 Dec 2012


Butterworth new COO of Capital Shopping Centres

Capital Shopping Centres Group PLC (CSO) announced on Monday, 26 September 2011, that it has appointed Mike Butterworth as chief operating officer reporting to David Fischel, chief executive, with effect from 3 October.

28 Sep 2011


UK commercial property market recovery presents investment opportunities

The continued recovery of the UK commercial property market, coupled with the strengthening of the rand relative to pounds sterling, has presented South African investors with a unique opportunity to invest in the UK while capitalising on the recovery cycle.

3 Dec 2010


Banks squeezing building societies out of mortgage market

LONDON, UK: The mortgage market is finally showing signs of recovery in the UK but it is the banks that are dominating. The top six banks increased their share of gross lending to 85%, leaving building societies struggling to keep up, finds Datamonitor.

By Published by Datamonitor 23 Sep 2010


Archial Group PLC - in administration

David Chubb and Graham Frost of PwC were appointed joint administrators of Archial Group PLC ("the Group") and certain subsidiaries (see Notes) on 22 September 2010.

23 Sep 2010


Finding the right home for your BPO operation

The announcement by Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, that it would be opening a customer service centre in Cape Town in October has put South Africa firmly on the map as a preferred location for business process outsourcing (BPO).

By Steve Rennie 15 Sep 2010


Slow growth hits UK housing market

LONDON, UK: Analysis of projected investment returns to 2020 by PwC's chief economist shows that equities offer higher expected returns than bricks and mortar over the coming decade, but also higher risks.

30 Aug 2010


Big fall in UK corporate insolvencies - businesses are on the road to recovery

LONDON, UK: The latest PwC analysis into corporate insolvency numbers demonstrates that the effect of the downturn on UK business is showing more signs of easing. A total of 3467 companies became insolvent in the second quarter of 2010. This represents a big 21% decrease on the previous quarter and a promising 28% decrease in comparison to the same quarter of 2009. Even on a rolling 12-month basis, the numbers show an 11% decrease in insolvencies. The retail sector is still among the worst affected, however.

2 Jul 2010