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Property prices in Birmingham are rising faster than London

A house prices report said property growth in London is expected to slow towards a 0% "standstill" this year, whereas Birmingham prices will continue to rise.

RICS has shortlisted The Grand three times

RICS recognises The Grand in awards shortlist

Revamp of historic city centre hotel joins Royal Shakespeare Theatre and University of Birmingham among 2017 finalists

The concourse of Grand Central

Exclusive: Birmingham independents claim they were ‘duped’ into renting stores at Grand Central

Five businesses have folded at Grand Central and six outlets lie empty

Battered fish on a toasted bap with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce - the FLT

Jewellery Quarter restaurant Fishylicious in shock closure

Why Fishylicious owner closed her own dream restaurant

£110m has been earmarked to revamp Merry Hill

Merry Hill owner to spend £110m on major revamp

Intu increases its funding plans to give Black Country shopping centre a large-scale facelift

30 St Paul's Square

Jewellery Quarter office block sold for £9.3m

Private investor snaps up building in historic St Paul's Square

Major Birmingham housing plan set to be thrown out

Bloor Homes' bid to redevelop a former golf club in Northfield is likely to hit the buffers next week

Carluccio’s in Brindleyplace

Massive new Carluccio’s restaurant in Solihull town centre announces opening date

The Italian restaurant will front a new four-storey building at the Mell Square shopping centre

Calthorpe Estates director Matt Long (left) and chief executive Mark Lee

Calthorpe Estates expands senior team

Experienced Birmingham property adviser joins Edgbaston-based behind historic estate

Qatari investors have acquired One Eleven Edmund Street

Middle East investors snap up Birmingham office block

Alduwaliya Asset Management acquires home of law firm in Colmore Business District for £22.5m

Innovation Birmingham Campus is set to almost double by 2020

Innovation Birmingham on hunt for backers to continue expansion

Investment-for-equity bid from campus as it seeks new financial support to almost double the size of technology park

Hiscox Insurance is moving to the revamped Imperial & Whitehall offices

Hiscox takes space at revamped Grand offices

Insurance group is the latest firm to sign up to the Imperial & Whitehall suites in Colmore Row

Up & Running on track for new Birmingham store

National chain is relocating its city centre shop to new home in Colmore Business District

A national restaurant chain is eyeing the former Ted Baker store in New Street

Former Ted Baker store to become new restaurant

Unnamed national restaurant chain is eyeing New Street unit which has attracted 'no serious interest' from retailers since fashion chain moved out

Segundo de Chomón

The Grand Hotel becomes a cinema for Flatpack 2017

The Grosvenor Suite returns and other highlights of the 11th Flatpack Film Festival

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid

Controversial business rate changes will boost Midlands economy, insists Sajid Javid

Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid insists tax changes will benefit Midlands employers as Government faces rebellion over impact on the south

Quayside Tower, in Broad Street

Opinion: Birmingham's hidden sculptures

Mary Keating, from campaign group Brutiful Birmingham, is encouraging people to stay and take a good look at Birmingham's hidden architecture

Tata Steel invests £4m in Black Country factory

Steel group has created new high-tech robotic welding line at its service centre in Wednesfield

Bistrot Pierre's Birmingham restaurant will be joined by more venues in the region

Bistrot Pierre to create 100 jobs with new restaurant launches

French chain which opened in Birmingham last summer is planning further expansion in the West Midlands with two new venues

CGI of One Axis Square which has received the green light

Birmingham's backing for Axis Square redevelopment

New office block and a public square next to the Mailbox are warmly welcomed by city council's planning committee

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Aston Martin stays ambitious despite massive losses

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport roadworks threaten weeks of disruption

Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia

Aston Villa losses TREBLED - even before relegation hit

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Business Reporter
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Business Reporter
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Local Government Correspondent
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Ben Hurst
News Editor
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Political Editor