Harrods, Canary Wharf, now British Airways: Here's what Qatar owns in the UK

You won’t believe how many British assets the oil-rich emirate holds stakes in

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Latest London business news, trends & insights

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Election dissection: Political stew, boiled down

By Harry Cockburn

Our weekly what’s-what as we count down to the election

Child counting money wealth

Young people hit hardest (again) by low wages

By Robyn Vinter

But it’s not really good news for anyone

Midtown Community Kitchen

Why all eyes are on Midtown, the super-hot London area attracting big names and multi-millions

By Sophie Hobson

As a £15m injection to boost development further is announced, we look at the area that Google, Warner Brothers and Mitsubishi call home

Business growth

How this £85m business TRIPLED revenue in six years

KYOCERA Document Solutions aims to hit £93m in annual turnover this year

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Where to buy property in London in 2015 and 2016

Mon, 26 Jan 2015

London homes are investments on steroids, we all know that. But where should you buy one?

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Is the TfL video racist?

Is this Transport for London video racist?

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Transport for London (TfL) has come under fire for uploading a “racially offensive” video.

Pound money work women

Here's another big hint that it'll be a while before interest rates go up

By Sophie Hobson

Also - what is the Bank of England base rate, and why should you care?

Amazon logo building

Watch out Gmail & Microsoft Outlook - here comes Amazon WorkMail

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

If you look at Amazon’s logo carefully, you’ll notice a yellow arrow going from “A” to “Z”. The arrow depicts Amazon’s quest to provide the “A to Z” of everything.

Tesco bags trolley

These are the 43 Tesco stores closing this year

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Over 2,000 jobs are at risk as beleaguered supermarket Tesco has released a list of 43 stores it plans to close.

Oxford Street buses cyclist

There are more bus strikes to come in February

By Robyn Vinter

There are set to be three more bus strikes in February, as part of a dispute over pay.


How many billions did Facebook make in 2014?

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

As the world’s largest social network announces its fourth-quarter results

Tinder party leaders

Someone put the four main party leaders on Tinder and all we want to know is who got the most right-swipes

By Robyn Vinter

It’s about time we found out which of the titillating leaders is most desirable

Tube mind the gap

TfL turns from Tubes to luxury penthouses in big-hitting billion-pound property plan

By Harry Cockburn

Transport for London is set to become a luxury housing developer in a renewed approach to funding the capital’s transport infrastructure.

Apple explodes

Apple records $18bn quarterly profit – the largest in history

By Harry Cockburn

Smartphone sales boost figures as iPad sales slide

Bianca Jagger

Anti-fracking protesters force government U-turn in shale extraction   

Proposals around the new fracking regulations saw a significant setback last night.

Jenga tower

Glut of overpriced properties in London driving up land costs

By Harry Cockburn

But is demand for premium property matching supply?

Horse racing - finish line - win lose - race - competition

Check out the latest election poll results. It’s unbelievably close

By Sophie Hobson

Tories and Labour within one point of each other across UK… but one is steaming ahead in London


Foxtons hit by property slump – but rental market remains strong

By Rebecca Hobson

Foxtons’ shiny glass-fronted offices have become symbolic of London’s gentrification over the last decade.

Cycle lane westminster

Mayor to push ahead with London’s “Crossrail” cycle superhighway plans

By Harry Cockburn

Boris confirms plans for Europe’s longest segregated cycle path

Rollercoaster v short

Highs & lows: Fastest economic growth since 2007... but it slowed again in Q4 2014

Should we celebrate or commiserate the latest GDP figures?

Richard Branson Necker

The super-rich are buying property to flee to because they’re scared the poor will rise up

By Robyn Vinter

Fear of civil unrest prompts super-rich to buy “getaway” boltholes

happy and sad, best and worst

These are the most and least happy jobs in the UK

By Sophie Hobson

Is it time for you to ask for more money?

Lightning July 2014 London

15 ways the next government could really help London businesses

By Colin Stanbridge

Colin Stanbridge, CEO of the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry, lays out the proposals

UK electricty power

SSE becomes fifth Big Six energy firm to cut prices

By Harry Cockburn

Which company still hasn’t reduced its prices?

Karren Brady

20 most influential businesspeople in the UK in 2015

By Robyn Vinter

Every year, toffs’ favourite etiquette guide Debrett’s produces a list of the 500 most influential people in the UK.

Fracking activity in Sussex

UK fracking plans thwarted as MPs warn of “undemocratic” laws

By Harry Cockburn

Shale gas extraction deemed incompatible with emissions targets

Sharing a room

Skyrocketing rents are making single Londoners share rooms

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

If you’ve ever rented a room in London you’ll know that finding an affordable room to rent here is like winning a million-pound lottery.

TransferWise - logo and founders

Five-year-old TransferWise becomes London’s latest $1bn tech biz

By Sophie Hobson

It’s another feather in the cap for London’s thriving fintech scene.

Sir Philip Green

Billionaire Sir Philip Green has put up BHS for sale - who's going to buy it?

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Retail magnate Sir Philip Green is planning to sell struggling department store chain BHS.


Where to buy property in London in 2015 and 2016

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

London homes are investments on steroids, we all know that. But where should you buy one?

AS and Dragons

Q&A: Ally Stevenson, Clean Heels, who just won Dragons' Den investment

By Sophie Hobson

The creator of the high-heels protector that Kelly Hoppen and Deborah Meaden loved

Google CEO Eric Schmidt

"The internet will disappear," says Google boss Eric Schmidt

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

If there’s one person who can predict the future of the internet, it’s Google boss Eric Schmidt.


Election dissection: The week in politics

By Harry Cockburn

Our weekly roundup - who said what and why

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It's official: These are London's 9 best gastropubs

By Sophie Hobson

Incredible menus and sumptuous settings, without the pretentious vibes

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Review: Rubens and His Legacy at the Royal Academy

By Harry Cockburn

Rubens dazzles, but why are so few of the works by him?

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The 10 richest football clubs – but who is richest of them all?

Deloitte has published its annual Football Money League, and there are some big hitters. Really big

eBay ad goes viral and racks up £156k – for a buggy!

eBay ad goes viral and racks up £156,000 – for a buggy!

A disgruntled father-of-three has put his obsolete children’s buggy for sale on eBay. The buggy – made by trendy buggy brand Phil & Teds – is already on £156,505 with 221 bids, and has seven days left for bidding.

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Ramsay's kitchen nightmares: chef loses court battle over London pub rent

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay just lost a High Court battle for being personally liable to pay a London pub’s rent.

London's weird pub names

Brown's beer: Doing Dry January? Here's why you should still go to the pub

By Pete Brown

Is our male-about-ale Pete Brown right? Tweet us @Londonlovesbiz

National Portrait Gallery

In pictures: London landmarks in Tricolore tribute to Paris

By Sophie Hobson

The capital showed its unity with France yesterday.

Southampton Arms

10 of the best real ale pubs in London

By Harry Cockburn

Are these the best pubs in London? Let the arguments commence


Tourists may have to pay £1-a-night "bed tax" to stay at central London hotels

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Tourists staying in central London may soon have to pay £1-a-night “bed tax”.

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