World View

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As the U.S. economy sputters, retailers and developers are casting a global net for fresh ideas and opportunities, from developing markets to airports.

From This Issue

Neal's Yard in Covent Garden.

Real Estate

Beauty Blooms in Covent Garden

The iconic London neighborhood has established itself as a destination for spas, salons and edgy brands.

clock May 5, 2008Brid Costello


Courtyard Caters to Women

The curtain will soon be raised on another Covent Garden retail act.

clock May 5, 2008Brid Costello

Ikea at Porta di Roma.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Simon Extending Retail Boundaries

The largest U.S. real estate investment trust is raising its international profile.

clock May 5, 2008Sharon Edelson

Paul Smith at Heathrow Terminal 5.


Retail Lifts Off at Europe’s Airports

Heathrow, Charles de Gaulle and Frankfurt are important venues for luxury shopping.

clock May 5, 2008Katya Foreman and Lucie Greene

Construction on the Songdo International Business District in Incheon, South Korea.


Banks Pick and Choose Store Projects

Financing is available, but lenders have imposed stringent requirements and developers are looking abroad.

clock May 5, 2008Evan Clark

Burj Promenade, part of the Dubai Mall project.


Megamalls and More in Dubai

More than 22 million square feet of retail space is set to launch as part of a one-stop entertainment concept.

clock May 5, 2008Ritu Upadhyay

Piazza della Consolata in the Quadrilatero Romano.


Turnaround Takes Root in Turin

The site of the 2006 Winter Olympics is enjoying a commercial and cultural revival.

clock May 5, 2008Stephanie Epiro

Russia is ranked only behind India as the most promising emerging economy.


Russia Appears Ripe for Wal-Mart

The retailer is exploring opportunities in a largely untapped and fertile market.

clock May 5, 2008Alastair Gee

Jonathan Riches, CB Richard Ellis

Real Estate

Retail Navigation in Emerging Markets

Finding the right real estate is a crucial element in developing countries.

clock May 5, 2008Robert Murphy

The Shops at Highland Village in Highland Village, Tex


Industry Confronts Economic Fallout

Retailers and developers seek to sharpen operations and strategies during slowdown.

clock May 5, 2008David Moin

Moon nightclub and Satellite Bar

Marketing and Promotion

Scene: Hope Springs… Garden State Story… Marvelous Night for a Moondance…

Las Vegas, with its endless diversions, adds a few more special venues that offer respite from the business of the day.

clock May 5, 2008Max Padilla


Today's Must Read

Models walk the runway for Fashion 4 Development.


Sustainability Needs Action, Not Discussion, Authorities Say

clock 12hRosemary Feitelberg

Social Studies