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When hosting the Olympics costs you your home

It is claimed entire neighbourhoods of people were persuaded to move house to make way for Olympics facilities in Rio.

It is claimed entire neighbourhoods of people were persuaded to move house to make way for Olympics facilities in Rio.

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Bank of England eases rules for banks to encourage lending and meet Brexit challenge

Britain's central bank has announced further measures to protect from the effects of Brexit including lowering the amount of money that banks have to keep in reserve so more cash will be loaned out.

Britain's central bank has announced further measures to protect from the effects of Brexit including lowering the amount of money that banks have to keep in reserve so more cash will be loaned out.

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Facing up to Europe's urban integration challenges

With almost seven out of 10 people in Europe living in towns and cities, this week Real Economy is exploring the economics of urban integration. The

With almost seven out of 10 people in Europe living in towns and cities, this week Real Economy is exploring the economics of urban integration. The

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Europe's housing crisis far from over, says report

Europe’s housing crisis that was triggered by the 2008 financial meltdown is far from over and is getting worse in some places, a new report has

Europe’s housing crisis that was triggered by the 2008 financial meltdown is far from over and is getting worse in some places, a new report has

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Spain house prices rise at fastest rate since property crash

House prices in Spain rose at their fastest annual rate for eight years in the second quarter, according to official data. The country’s National

House prices in Spain rose at their fastest annual rate for eight years in the second quarter, according to official data. The country’s National

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Scramble for votes pits Netanyahu's Likud against rightist allies

Flagging in opinion polls before Tuesday’s Israeli election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to rally his country’s rightists by casting

Flagging in opinion polls before Tuesday’s Israeli election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to rally his country’s rightists by casting

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Dollar mortgage crisis in Ukraine

There is conflict in the Ukraine property market. Many owners signed up for dollar mortgages which were popular before 2008. But a falling exchange

There is conflict in the Ukraine property market. Many owners signed up for dollar mortgages which were popular before 2008. But a falling exchange

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London becomes most expensive city for homes and office space

London has overtaken Hong Kong to become the world’s most expensive city for companies to send their employees to live and work in. That is based

London has overtaken Hong Kong to become the world’s most expensive city for companies to send their employees to live and work in. That is based

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Europe's House of Cards

The property bubble that bust in 2008 following the financial crisis crippled several economies across Europe. Spain and Ireland were both badly

The property bubble that bust in 2008 following the financial crisis crippled several economies across Europe. Spain and Ireland were both badly

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Europe's homeless problem getting worse

In 1954 French priest and founder of the Emmaus charity Abbé Peirre said: ‘‘My friends, please help….a woman has just frozen to death. Tonight in all

In 1954 French priest and founder of the Emmaus charity Abbé Peirre said: ‘‘My friends, please help….a woman has just frozen to death. Tonight in all

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Illegal villas demolished on French Mediterranean coast

Illegally built villas along the Mediterranean coast in France are being demolished. The first to go down was the Santa Monica villa at Ramatuelle

Illegally built villas along the Mediterranean coast in France are being demolished. The first to go down was the Santa Monica villa at Ramatuelle

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Chinese Paris replica city struggling to catch on

In the rough and tumble world of selling property, developers have always been ready to go to great lengths, but not many can lay claim to building a

In the rough and tumble world of selling property, developers have always been ready to go to great lengths, but not many can lay claim to building a

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Berlin Wall protests block luxury flat project

A protest to save part of the Berlin Wall from being knocked down to make way for luxury flats appears to have paid off. Thousands of people had

A protest to save part of the Berlin Wall from being knocked down to make way for luxury flats appears to have paid off. Thousands of people had

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Bernanke promotes Fed stimulus benefits, downplays risks

A cheerleader for continued monetary stimulus for the US economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the central bank will keep buying bonds

A cheerleader for continued monetary stimulus for the US economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the central bank will keep buying bonds

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Spanish property giant collapses

The bursting of Spain’s property bubble has claimed another victim with developer Reyal Urbis filing for insolvency. That comes after it failed to

The bursting of Spain’s property bubble has claimed another victim with developer Reyal Urbis filing for insolvency. That comes after it failed to

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Protests against evictions across Spain

Madrid saw one of the many demonstrations against evictions taking place across Spain on Saturday. Thousands took to the streets to protest

Madrid saw one of the many demonstrations against evictions taking place across Spain on Saturday. Thousands took to the streets to protest

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Triomphe of the luxury stores on the Champs Elysées

The almost certain departure of the Virgin Megastore from the Champs Elysées is part of the transformation of one of the world’s most famous shopping

The almost certain departure of the Virgin Megastore from the Champs Elysées is part of the transformation of one of the world’s most famous shopping

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Chinese resisting the march of the builders

They are called “nail houses”, for their refusal to be hammered down by developers busy covering China’s biggest cities with concrete and tower

They are called “nail houses”, for their refusal to be hammered down by developers busy covering China’s biggest cities with concrete and tower

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Spain suspends home evictions in face of protests

Spain is to introduce measures to help the most needy families from being evicted. It follows a growing protests over the problem which is blamed

Spain is to introduce measures to help the most needy families from being evicted. It follows a growing protests over the problem which is blamed

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Spain's banks suspend evictions

Spain’s major banks have decided to suspend the evictions of the most financially vulnerable. The leading political parties have also agreed to

Spain’s major banks have decided to suspend the evictions of the most financially vulnerable. The leading political parties have also agreed to

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Spain's unforgiving eviction law

How does an unemployed homeowner dreading a condemned future in Spain feel? Here is Fabian Herrera’s answer: “I am depressed, I feel bad, I can’t

How does an unemployed homeowner dreading a condemned future in Spain feel? Here is Fabian Herrera’s answer: “I am depressed, I feel bad, I can’t

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Hundreds brave weather to protest in Spain

Hundreds of people braved the bad weather in Spain to take to the streets for a “March against Poverty”. The demonstrators have covered 170

Hundreds of people braved the bad weather in Spain to take to the streets for a “March against Poverty”. The demonstrators have covered 170

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Cold snap in US makes housing more pressing

As the weather gets colder in New Jersey, the main priority now is finding shelter for those left homeless by Sandy. Less than a million households

As the weather gets colder in New Jersey, the main priority now is finding shelter for those left homeless by Sandy. Less than a million households

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Spanish homes, Greek islands up for grabs

Sell, sell, sell is the cry echoing through the empty housing estates of Spain. The leftovers from the property boom and bust are on the block at

Sell, sell, sell is the cry echoing through the empty housing estates of Spain. The leftovers from the property boom and bust are on the block at

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French apartment block tumbles

A large 14-storey tower block from the 1960’s on the outskirts of Paris was demolished in a matter of seconds on September 5 by French authorities

A large 14-storey tower block from the 1960’s on the outskirts of Paris was demolished in a matter of seconds on September 5 by French authorities

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Detroit: Bailing out the American Dream

Detroit, better known as the Motor City or simply Motown, is  a city which for decades stood as a symbol of the American dream.   Ford, General

Detroit, better known as the Motor City or simply Motown, is  a city which for decades stood as a symbol of the American dream.   Ford, General

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Chinese home price data fuels bubble conundrum

Prices for new homes in China rose by just 0.1 percent in July from the previous month and they were down 1.5 percent from a year ago. A modest

Prices for new homes in China rose by just 0.1 percent in July from the previous month and they were down 1.5 percent from a year ago. A modest