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Forget Brexit, debt is what is killing the British economy

The International Monetary Fund is worried. Yes, it’s true that it always is, but this time we should be, too — or at least, those of us living in Britain.

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The first half of the year was full of humbling lessons

What a spectacular lesson the first half of the year delivered for investors. At the beginning of the year, it looked like the UK’s vote to leave the European Union was a great idea: the eurozone seemed on the brink of disintegration.

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The media crisis could bring the end of democracy

This has been a year when the world’s values changed in ways many people would have believed impossible. The Brexit vote was a vote for disintegration and isolation, rather than integration and cooperation. Hot on its heels came the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.

Both votes prove that public opinion is turning away from the liberal values that seemed, only at the beginning of the year, to solidly anchor the Western world. What it is turning towards definitely looks like a not-so-liberal, not-so-tolerant version of democracy.

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The mood on Brexit is souring into 2017

If you’re curious what the new year has in store for Britons, all you need to do is look at the latest opinion surveys to realise the mood on Brexit is souring.

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Post Brexit, loss of ‘coolness’ is the hardest to price in

The way the markets have reacted to Brexit, you’d be forgiven to wonder what the fuss was all about.

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UK interest rates could rise despite the Bank of England

There are few things that are less certain right now than the path of interest rates in the UK. That’s despite the Bank of England’s attempts to reassure investors that it will not raise its key interest rate anytime soon from the record low level of 0.5%. Even when it does, it will do so in a gradual manner, the central bank says.

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David Cameron should eradicate corruption on his doorstep

In a recent speech, British Prime Minister David Cameron again slammed corruption and those who tolerate it, and called for global political leaders to talk more about the “cancer of corruption” and how to combat it.

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The British pound is 10% overvalued against the euro

If you’re going on holiday to Europe and haven’t yet bought any euros, maybe you should hurry. Unless Greece really exits the eurozone (and that can still happen), the pound’s advance versus the euro seems limited from here on.

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Something is really wrong with house prices in the UK

By Antonia Oprita

House prices in the UK are getting another boost from the government, just in time for the May 7 general election.

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UKIP is doing Britain more harm than good

With the UK election getting close, it is becoming more and more obvious that the extremist UKIP party is doing the country more harm than good, especially from a business point of view.

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