A plan to build a skyscraper near Liverpool Street railway station, slated to be the tallest in the City of London, may be revived this year as rising occupancy rates in the financial district draws investors, according to Peter Rees, the City’s former planning officer.
Overseas buyers of London apartments who leave them vacant are hurting the city’s economy by making it too expensive for people who come to the capital to work, former City of London planning officer Peter Rees said.
Barclays Plc, the U.K.’s second- largest bank by assets, is moving more employees to an office in Singapore’s central business district from the suburbs to cut costs, said people familiar with the matter.
John Wong, who leases offices in downtown Beijing’s new, 61-story Fortune Financial Center, has filled 60 percent of the space in the tower completed in September. He said he’s confident the rest will be snapped up.
Apple Inc., accusing Samsung Electronics Co. of misleading jurors at the start of a $2 billion trial over smartphone technology, lost its bid to show jurors how it uses three of five patents disputed in the case.
Like most Israeli tech entrepreneurs, Lia Kislev lives in Tel Aviv. But her online styling company isn’t based in the country’s startup capital alongside the nation's fledgling fashion industry. Instead, she and her co-founder commute every day to Jerusalem.