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Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

With all the macro-economic turmoil about to engulf the world and send it plunging into recession, it’s legitimate to ask, have we reached peak real estate, and is this the moment when the clever money starts sidling towards the exits? Read more

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Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

The dust hasn’t fully settled yet after last week’s European elections, but the consequences of the messages sent out by electorates will be far-reaching, and in many instances, fairly immediate. The Greens can be seen as the big winners... Read more

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Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

Among its many claims to fame, Berlin is recognized as the home of the Currywurst and the Döner Kebab. These culinary delicacies have fanned out across the world, and their provenance as originating in Germany’s capital is not disputed. Read more

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Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

We’re glad to see that listed housing company Deutsche Wohnen is still on the acquisition trail, having just this month bagged a further 2,840 German apartments from Swedish group Akelius for €685m. Read more

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Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

Waiting for a clear-headed analysis of Germany’s housing market is like waiting for the 46A bus in my home town of Dublin. You wait ages, and nothing happens. Then along come two together, all at once. What a waste - the first bus gets all the... Read more

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Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

Ten years ago we wrote (rather excitedly, if memory serves) about the purchase by Europa Capital of the Forum Steglitz shopping centre, on one of Berlin’s premier shopping drags, the Schlossstrasse in the south-west of the city. Read more

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Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

The news this week that Caterpillar, often viewed as a bellwether industrial group, reported a sharp slow down in sales in China will have been widely noted in Germany, many of whose leading exporters will shortly be perusing their own results for... Read more

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Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

Roland Koch knows his way around politics. Or at least, he did, when he was the prime minister of Hesse and a close colleague of party boss Angela Merkel, back in the day. Read more

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Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

Last weekend’s elections in the state of Hesse brought the result that most people expected, and with it a further nail in the coffin of the remarkable career of Angela Merkel. Read more

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Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

Chaos in Berlin, with numerous political parties vying for power, each following its own agenda with nothing but contempt for the others. Thousands of people flooding into the city, driven to explore the arts, humanities... Read more

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