European Central Bank stress tests of lenders will create real estate investment opportunities this year as the region’s banks shore up their balance sheets, according to the head of Axa SA’s property unit.
German bratwurst and Hugo Boss suits are set to vie with croissants, camembert and other French staples in shops at London’s Channel Tunnel terminus as the station prepares for direct trains from Cologne and Frankfurt.
EasyJet Plc’s strategy of serving Alpine resorts has produced a 20 percent jump in ski traffic over five years, helping it avoid the winter slump that causes competitor Ryanair Holdings Plc to ground one in four planes.
The Channel Tunnel, devoid of passengers at night since opening in 1994, is seeking an influx of mail trains as flight curbs at European airports crimp cargo flows, opening the market for millions of next-day deliveries.
Gordon Ramsay plans to open two more restaurants in London this year, one of them with the sportsman David Beckham. This is a good time to consider his impact on gastronomy rather than his pantomime role as an angry TV chef.
When the Francis Crick Institute opens next to London’s St. Pancras station in 2015, Nobelist Paul Nurse expects its labs won’t only grow bacteria, mold or stem cells. They will also grow science talent.
Francois Hollande, the Socialist candidate in France’s presidential election who called finance his “greatest adversary,” tried to calm market concerns about him, saying in London that he should not be feared.