The global financial crisis that the US housing-market crash triggered in 2008 carried important lessons about how fragile the financial system is in the face of a housing-market collapse. Unfortunately, policymakers have not yet fully applied them.
The city of Moscow will undergo a major facelift under a plan by mayor Sergei Sobyanin to modernise the housing of at least 1.6 million people
Kim Faura, Director of Telefonica on transformation to digital and Internet of Things “Telefonica has to go through transformation, because some years ago, apart from being the monopoly in Spain, we w
Ximo Puig, President of the Valencian government: I think there should be a common European policy with regards to everything that involves the implementation of smart cities; everything that this new
It is notoriously difficult for students to find affordable housing.
Some 200 abandoned homes in cities across New York State are being transformed into art installation as part of a new project entitled “‘Breathing…
The UK's digital tech sector was overwhelmingly opposed to Brexit. Some startups and tech professionals have already pulled the plug. After Brexit, could Techxit be next?
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.
Aquarius was one of the most critically acclaimed films in Cannes this year.
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
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
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
Flagging in opinion polls before Tuesday’s Israeli election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to rally his country’s rightists by casting
There is conflict in the Ukraine property market. Many owners signed up for dollar mortgages which were popular before 2008. But a falling exchange
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
Britain’s finance minister George Osborne is to give the Bank of England stronger powers to curb mortgage lending. Domestic property prices in the
Overheating or not? UK property prices saw their biggest fall in nearly two years in March. Figures from the Halifax mortgage lender showed prices
The property bubble that bust in 2008 following the financial crisis crippled several economies across Europe. Spain and Ireland were both badly
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
Illegally built villas along the Mediterranean coast in France are being demolished. The first to go down was the Santa Monica villa at Ramatuelle
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
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 cheerleader for continued monetary stimulus for the US economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the central bank will keep buying bonds
The bursting of Spain’s property bubble has claimed another victim with developer Reyal Urbis filing for insolvency. That comes after it failed to
Madrid saw one of the many demonstrations against evictions taking place across Spain on Saturday. Thousands took to the streets to protest
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
They are called “nail houses”, for their refusal to be hammered down by developers busy covering China’s biggest cities with concrete and tower