Canary Wharf Group Plc and Qatar’s sovereign-wealth fund won local-government approval to construct offices and 877 homes in eight buildings at the site of Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s U.K. headquarters near the London Eye Ferris wheel on the River Thames.
Coffee houses hold a special place in London’s history. During the late 17th century, they were the birthplace of Lloyd’s of London and the London Stock Exchange -- two institutions that helped make the square-mile City of London a global financial capital.
Canary Wharf Group Plc and Qatar’s sovereign-wealth fund won planners’ support to build 877 homes and about 76,000 square meters (820,000 square feet) of offices at the site of Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s London headquarters on the banks of the River Thames.
Job vacancies at London’s financial- services companies climbed 19 percent last month as tougher regulation of banks spurred hiring in compliance and anti-money laundering, recruitment firm Astbury Marsden said.
North American fertilizer production projects totaling $22 billion may be at risk of delay amid increased scrutiny from regulators and communities after last week’s explosion at a Texas plant killed 14 people.