One billion pounds has been pledged by Western countries to the reconstruction in the Balkans. The money has been earmarked for infrastructure projects such as roads, railways, ports and bridges.
The accommodation for msps at the planned Scottish Parliament costs more than twice the amount of a standard headquarters building, at £3,659 per square metre. Headquarters buildings average out at £1544 per square metre (see Martin Pawley, page 22).
Railtrack plans to invest £52 billion in the UK's railway network over the next 12 years.
Around one-fifth of London's workforce is employed in the cultural and creative industries.
London has the youngest population in the uk with 41 per cent of residents aged between 20 and 44 and 25 per cent older than 65.