NewRiver takes a punt on the pub sector

Continuing turmoil on the UK’s high streets has hit landlords hard. Real estate investment trusts, in particular, have taken a knock from the growing lack of confidence in the retail sector. Share prices at the likes of Hammerson and Intu, for example, have dropped by 15% and 34%, respectively, over the past year.

Midlands Engine: going strong

Predictions of a Brexit-fuelled investment slump in the Midlands have yet to materialise, as investors continue to regard the region as offering good value for money. Claire Robson reports