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.
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.
The Bank of England kicks off the year’s major central banks monetary policy meetings on Thursday, but don’t expect any fireworks.
A superficial look at the UK economy is reassuring. Unemployment is decreasing, inflation is tame, gross domestic product is advancing.
London is teeming with tourists, restaurants in the central areas are full and the traditional shopping districts, like Oxford Street and Regent Street, are as busy as ever.
But look deeper and the cracks begin to appear.