Tag Archives: UK election

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Stop calling the UK Conservatives ‘pro-market’

By Antonia Oprita

Well, the (partial) results are in and the Conservatives have won one of the most uncertain elections in the UK.

Continue reading

UK election contributes to tech sector slowdown

UK election jitters have contributed to a slowdown in the country’s technology sector in the first quarter of the year, a survey by consultants KPMG shows.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

UK housing market: here’s what could spoil the party

The UK housing market is one of the most fascinating in the world. With prices well above their 2007 peaks in London and the south-east of England, more and more people say it is a bubble waiting to burst. And yet, there seems to be no shortage of buyers.

Continue reading

Why household debt needs to be written off

By Antonia Oprita

The story on the need to bail out households just like we bailed out the banks has sparked some controversy. To some extent, this was to be expected – but the truth is that forgiving household debt is the only real way out of the crisis.

Continue reading

‘Stay away from UK assets’ before the election

The Bank of England kicks off the year’s major central banks monetary policy meetings on Thursday, but don’t expect any fireworks.

Continue reading