Analysis by Global Witness shows 87,000 properties – 40% of them in London – are anonymously owned by firms registered in tax havens
Sales of houses worth over £10m tripled after sterling slumped following Brexit vote
Wealthy parents see London properties as route to private schools for their children
To get to the root of our housing crisis let’s look closer to home rather than scapegoating foreign owners
After a years-long surge in global capitals, property prices are starting to head lower. From Sydney to Toronto, here’s a look at what’s ahead.
UK buyers of international farmland are few in number but the benefits associated with owning an asset overseas could benefit farmers looking to spread their risk for the future.
There had been rumours for some time about the Chinese government wanting to slow the flood of money out of the country; a few weeks ago Beijing gave its clearest diktat on the issue yet.
Hong Kong accounted for 92 % of the Chinese investment, according to the Knight Frank agency
In a move we predicted at our foundation, a whole year before OnTheMarket went live, the pseudo-mutual Agents' Mutual has announced its plans to de-mutualise.
Britons with a pied-à-terre in Paris are due to be hit with hefty new taxes as the Socialist-run city hall takes steps to try to resolve the city's chronic housing shortage.
The city council wants to stop foreign owners leaving their apartments empty for much of the year and hopes to coerce them into selling them off or putting them on the market for long-term rental.
Many were left high and dry by the 2008 financial crash, but a legal judgment means banks could be liable
British people seeking to buy a property in the European Union should not be downhearted by the referendum decision that the UK should leave, according to overseas real estate experts.
Those who are looking to purchase a holiday home overseas, for example, are likely to see that owning a property in the EU will only be marginally more complex than it is currently, according to Andy Bridge, managing director of A Place in the Sun.
He pointed out that citizens of the United States, Canada, Russia and many other nationalities own properties throughout Europe, so while it may become slightly more complex for British buyers than currently, they are not going to be prevented from owning property in Europe.
Hong Kong is the world's most expensive city for expats, leapfrogging Angolan capital Luanda in the annual chart compiled by consultancy firm Mercer.
Luanda, which had consistently topped the list in recent years, fell in the ranking owing to the weakening of its local currency.
Zurich and Singapore were third and fourth on the list, unchanged from a year ago. Tokyo rose to fifth.
The survey is designed for companies to calculate expat workers' allowances.
The Deregulation Bill, under which the government is introducing what is effectively a ban on so-called revenge evictions, will be debated in full by the Lords on Wednesday of this week before returning to the Commons for its final reading.
Singapore has retained its position as the world's most expensive city, according to research by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The top five most expensive cities in the world remain unchanged from a year earlier and include, in descending order, Paris, Oslo, Zurich and Sydney.
Here are the numbers that explain why the Russian economy is imploding in the face of a tumbling oil price and Western sanctions.
Oil and gas energy represents two thirds of exports of around $530bn (£339bn). Without them, Russia would have a massive deficit on its trade and financial dealings with the rest of the world - which is why Russia's central bank expects a capital outflow of well over $100bn this year and next...
Butrón castle auction in Spain offers buyers a chance to live like royalty
Bidding for Basque Country property, which includes a dungeon and a chapel, is open to anyone who can pay at least €3.5m
The annual pace of US house price growth slowed in June, a survey has indicated, continuing a long-term deceleration in the US housing market.
The S&P/Case Shiller 20-city index saw an 8.1% year-on-year price increase in June, compared with a 9.4% rise in May.
The Spanish economy grew at its fastest pace over the last three months since the end of 2007, according to Spain's statistics office.
But falling prices show the country is facing a deflation threat after it emerged from a two year recession last year.
Economic growth for the last three months was 0.6%, ahead of the Bank of Spain's forecasts of around 0.5%.
That leaves the annualised rate of growth at 1.2%.
Sales of new US homes surged to a six-year high in May suggesting the housing market is beginning to recover from its recent slowdown.
Sales increased by 18.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual sales rate of 504,000 - the highest level since May 2008, according to the Commerce Department.
However, the S&P/Case-Shiller index, also released on Tuesday, found house price increases slowed in April.
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