MARKET REPORT: Investors hope to make a packet in Mondi tie up

DS Smith was in high demand as chatter grew that Mondi is mulling a takeover bid for the box-making behemoth. The City rumour mill has been churning out this speculation for a while – and both companies’ swift ‘no comment’ responses to Bloomberg reports did little to dampen investors’ enthusiasm. Before the pandemic, packaging firms … Read more

Off-plan home sales reach six-year low as landlords exit market – but could homeowners fill the gap?

The proportion of homes bought off-plan hit a six-year low in 2020 as landlords left the market – although there are signs homeowners may be warming up to the idea of buying a home before it is fully built. A third – or 33 per cent – of new-builds that completed in England and Wales … Read more

MARKET REPORT: Hot property! Landlords surge as lockdown lifts

Landlords were some of the big winners on the stock market as offices and shopping centres gear up to reopen later this year. The commercial property market has been hammered since Britain first went into lockdown last March, with warehousing being the only sector that has really thrived. Since the Prime Minister’s Covid roadmap was … Read more

Katie Price was unaware her rented £1.2million Surrey home was on the market

Katie Price was unaware her rented six-bedroom Surrey home was on the market after it recently sold for £1.2million. A source has claimed the former glamour model, 42, is preparing to move into her third place in a year after deciding to live between her beau Carl’s pad and the £4,250-per-month abode when she left … Read more

Chrissy Teigen sports a mustard yellow coat on a masked up run to the market with John Legend

Chrissy Teigen sports a mustard yellow coat on a masked-up run to the market with John Legend By Tracy Wright For Published: 23:30 GMT, 23 February 2021 | Updated: 03:21 GMT, 24 February 2021 She recently celebrated getting unfollowed by President Joe Biden on Twitter. But it was back to business as usual for … Read more

MARKET REPORT: Tesla slams brakes on the US tech stock boom 

Investors who have used London-listed funds to access the seemingly unstoppable US tech rally chalked up heavy losses yesterday. The likes of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust and Allianz Technology Trust have been in demand in the last year from British retail shareholders who prefer not to buy into firms such as Apple, Facebook, Google-owner Alphabet and … Read more

MARKET REPORT: Shares in travel and leisure bounce

Shares in hard-hit travel and leisure stocks bounced after Boris Johnson delivered his outline for lifting lockdown, stage by stage, across the whole of England.  Under the plans, there will be little respite for non-essential businesses in March.  And at every stage the dates that have been given are the very earliest re-openings and could … Read more

Robbie Williams ‘has put his £9m Wiltshire manor back on the market’

Robbie Williams has reportedly put his £9 million Compton Basset Manor back on the market, after failing to sell it back in July 2010. Last month it was claimed the singer, 47, and wife Ayda Field had forked out a cool £24million on an incredible mansion in Switzerland after moving their family to Geneva. According … Read more

MARKET REPORT: Boom in online shopping here to stay

MARKET REPORT: Boom in online shopping since Covid-19 took hold is here to stay – that is verdict of bosses at warehouse giant Segro By Francesca Washtell For The Daily Mail Published: 21:58 GMT, 19 February 2021 | Updated: 22:16 GMT, 19 February 2021 The boom in online shopping since Covid-19 took hold is here … Read more

What happens next to the property market and house prices? The This is Money podcast

We publish our podcast every Friday to the player on This is Money, above, and on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) and on the podcast platforms Audioboom and Acast, both of which allow you to listen on desktop, mobile, or download an app. We also now publish to Spotify. To download the Apple Podcasts app if you … Read more