Global markets followed Wall Street up ahead of the Christmas close, Tuesday. With very little news to go on in Europe, London started the morning well. But the retail sector may turn out to be a disappointment as the stormy weather has kept consumers out of the shops in those crucial final shopping days of the season. Private equity firm Blackstone pulled off one of the biggest property deals since the financial crisis, selling London's Broadgate to Singapore's sovereign wealth fund.

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