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3D captures market share in emerging cinema markets

Information released at the Emerging Cinema Markets Conference, Istanbul (Nov 19th – 21st), by RealD highlights the significant impact that 3D continues to have across the world, especially in new territories. Emerging Cinema Markets are opening up new cinemas with the latest projection, sound, laser and lighting technology and coupled with the youthful age demographic creates a perfect storm for 3D! The 3D % by Market in 2019 for movies released with a 3D format available – as verified by Comscore are in Emerging markets includes: Moldova 99.8% Uzbekistan 98.4%…

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GL Hearn/Property Week business rates forum Editor's Choice Headlines Retail Trends 

Industry forum examines “broken” UK business rates system

All three main political parties recognise that the business rates system isn’t working. In their manifestos, the Conservatives and Labour have both promised to review the system while the Liberal Democrats have gone a step further, pledging to scrap the tax altogether in favour of a commercial landowner levy. Ahead of this month’s general election, GL Hearn brought together a panel of experts to explore what the key problems are with business rates, focusing not just on the retail sector but also on manufacturing. The panel also looked at what…

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High street pedestrians Community Editor's Choice Headlines Local Authority Mixed use Regeneration Trends 

Property industry sees bright future for UK town centres

The relationship between city centres and surrounding suburbs has been somewhat tumultuous over the past four decades. By Phillip Lyons, chief executive of housebuilding at Countryside In the 1970s and 1980s, city centres across England and Wales were hollowed out, as people rejected deindustrialising city centres in favour of the leafier suburbs. The result: city centres became dreary and dilapidated places, with a reputation for crime. Large-scale inner-city regeneration schemes helped to reverse this in the 1990s, and growth in city centre living boomed after 2001, with the population of…

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