Is commercial property the ‘next shoe to drop’?


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The Bank of England is set to raise interest rates to their highest level since 2008 this week, and investors are worried about the impact of rising rates on US commercial real estate. Plus, the FT’s James Kynge explains the decline in Chinese investment into Europe.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Bank of England set to raise rates to highest level since 2008

US lenders warned that commercial property is ‘next shoe to drop’

Chinese investment in Europe falls as watchdogs increase scrutiny

The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Katie McMurran, Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music.

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