Confidence remains though more cautious than a year ago.
Includes an article on Facing the threat from Europe's "known unknowns".
In much of Europe, a busier and more profitable year is expected. Concerns are raised about the sustainability of rapid growth driven by the large quantity of capital flowing into Europe.
A marked shift since last year, both in terms of how far up the risk curve investors will go and what banks will lend on. Taking on risk in search of higher returns is a smart move, according to many investors.
Investors are looking beyond commercial real estate, developers are embracing mixed-use schemes and housing has moved up the political agenda.