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JC Penney collapses into Chapter 11

US department-store giant JC Penney has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. But while the company blames the Cov...

Indoor malls vs outdoor: who’s winning?

Do indoor malls have a future? Michael Baker explains 'The Shoebox Doctrine'.

Retail regulation – how does Australia rate?

Michael Baker looks at how Australia's retail regulations compare to the rest of the world.

It’s lonely at the top

Michael Baker looks at China's vertical malls and the tenants inhabiting the top levels.

Retail property revolution

Michael Baker identifies five key retail property trends.

Adapting to the new consumer

Consumers are spending - just not in stores. So how will shopping centres adjust, asks Michael Baker.

Generation gap in malls of Asia

India and China shopping centres - all they need is a generation, writes columnist Michael Baker.

What bankrobbers and retailers have in common

A famous bank robber's alleged quote has strong resonance with modern retailing, writes property columnist Michael Baker...

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