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  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, April 30 th, 2014 · no Comments · In ,

    The IMA’s latest figures indicate what most people in the property investment industry have known for some time. It is the essential investment for 2014, and that it why there is so much positive noise around the profitability of property investment funds right now. What specifically can we learn from the IMA figures? IMA’s Top Rankings In February 2014, the IMA found that the two top selling sectors were UK All Companies, with a monthly net worth of £371 million, which actually stands...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, April 10 th, 2014 · no Comments · In , ,

    The near collapse of UK retail chain Co-Op has prompted a volley of criticism of the politically popular mutual model. However, a new government report suggests that the Co-Op incident isn’t indicative of the effectiveness of the widespread business model. Could this argument hold any weight and what does it mean for the future of the mutual business model? The mutual business model is an umbrella term ascribed to several different ownership models. Most commonly, particularly in the case of...

  • By Simon Morris On Friday, April 04 th, 2014 · no Comments · In , ,

    The latest data reveals that February saw the rate of UK retail sales slip, igniting a halt to the rate of food price inflation. Experts have attributed the general fall to the ongoing supermarket price war. What could this mean for the UK economy going forward into 2014? According to the British Retail Consortium/KPMG retail sales index, year-on-ear UK retail sales figures were down 1% this February from February 2013. To highlight the contrast, three month average figures showed that whilst...