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Real estate, alternative real assets and other diversions

“Videos posted on social media showed security agents and groups of soldiers beating up demonstrators on Sunday. Protesters ripped up portraits of Fidel... Read More >


Investor's Notebook

Smart people from around the world share their thoughts

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The Macro View

Recent financial news and how it connects across all asset classes

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Fintech, proptech and what it all means

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A sideways look at the world of wine

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The Architect

Some of the profession's best minds

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Residential Investor

Making money from residential property investment

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The Professor

Analysis and opinion from the academic sphere

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Face to Face

In-depth interviews with leading figures in the real estate/investment world.

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What's New

Last week, I went to an airport. This was my first time since February 2020 – a period of over 500 days. I felt both excitement and trepidation at... Read More >

Could this provide a ‘Goldilocks’ scenario? Economic commentators and central bankers seem at last to be taking inflation risk seriously, rather... Read More >

The biggest risk a business faces is having bad management. That’s according to Warren Buffett in his latest shareholder meeting. I agree. Assessing... Read More >

Originally published January 2021. In 1929, when an American congressman compared England’s longest river unfavourably with the Mississippi, the MP... Read More >

The Church of England has confirmed plans to apologise to UK Jews for medieval antisemitic laws, put in place centuries before the church itself... Read More >

We always get slightly nervous at REFIRE when Germany goes all bullish on the stock market. It's not that we don't believe in the stock market as a source... Read More >

The Headhunter

Recruitment and career moves

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The Analyst

Investment themes and trends

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The Historian

A look back at previous cycles, events, characters

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The Economist

Money, rates and prices

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Latest Articles

Originally published winter 2019. A player’s three-dart shooting average offers a clear metric that can be analysed to reveal the best strategic... Read More >

The vintage watch market saw extraordinary growth over the past decade, with more and more collectors becoming drawn into the field. It’s easy to... Read More >

Originally published January 2021. The way we educate our school-leavers needs to change. I can recall being staggered, when first working in the US,... Read More >

Shopping centres and offices are the surprise front-runners in the REIT scene. In the spring edition of The Property Chronicle, I ventured to suggest... Read More >

“Let China Sleep. When she awakes, she will shake the world…” This Morning: The media is full of China noise – does the rising tension mean it... Read More >

In this very special series of exclusive articles for the Property Chronicle, Australian property legend Norman Harker reflects on his extraordinary... Read More >

If you are reading this, congratulations on surviving the latest Independence Day festivities, which our society somewhat arbitrarily celebrates on 4 July.... Read More >

Originally published October 2019. So, I have recently indulged in a return to the vodka bottle. Now there's a line I never thought I'd write in my... Read More >

Originally published March 2019. The early history of the Caribbean (and especially Barbados) is well told in the book Sugar Barons by Matthew Parker.... Read More >

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