#AceFinanceNews – BRITAIN:Jan.19: As Chinese investors continue to buy up great swathes of Britain – taking, for example, stakes in Heathrow and Manchester airports, cereal-maker Weetabix, Pizza Express, and North Sea oil – UK investors and companies are preparing to return the compliment Telegraph Finance reported.
Foreign direct investment from the UK to China totaled nearly £6.7bn in asset stocks last year, a study by law firm King & Wood Mallesons has calculated.
#AceFinanceNews – SCOTLAND:Jan.19: The Scottish football club has said it may need to put its stadium up as security against a loan to help it meet "urgent short term financing" needs, adding that "such a decision would not be taken lightly" Telegraph reported.
The beleaguered club has also confirmed that its biggest shareholder Dave King has called for the ousting of four directors: David Somers, Derek Llambias, Barry Leach and James Easdale. Mr King controls 16pc of the club but believes he can muster the support of half the shareholder register.
Alan Tovey has the full story below:
#AceFinanceNews – LONDON:Falling demand for homes in the run up to the general election has fueled fears that "gazundering" – the practice whereby buyers make a last-minute, lower offer on the day of exchange – could become more commonplace in 2015.
Miles Shipside, head of research at Rightmove, told Anna White: "Some sellers could find their buyers getting the jitters [in the run
up to the general election], especially if the financial markets do not like the outcome.
Markets and buyers do not like uncertainty, so a twitchy buyer may decide to drop their agreed offer price."
Telegraphs Business Editor: Denise Roland.