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U.K. Economy

Five Steps The EU Must Take Now

Konstantin Kuhle | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
Konstantin Kuhle

By now, every government leader in Europe should clearly understand that it is high time to approach serious reforms.

What is the Impact of Brexit on the British Pound & UK Economy

Toby Nwazor | Posted 05.25.2016 | World
Toby Nwazor

Credit Last week, the British Pound hit a three month high against a basket of its major currency rivals, following a poll that showed the 'Bremain I...

Why Leaving the EU Will Likely Make Britain Poorer

Stephen Peel | Posted 03.08.2016 | World
Stephen Peel

HONG KONG -- Britain's Achilles' heel is its small size. We don't have the large domestic market that technology companies need to support investments in R&D and capture the scale benefits of networks. It is why too many British-founded technology companies sell out early to U.S. companies or are re-domiciled to Boston or Palo Alto by U.S. venture capitalists.

"Capital Idea Old Boy"

Paul Pizzala | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Paul Pizzala

The phrase "Capital idea old boy" was left ringing in my ears after discussing the 'Brexit' referendum, here in the UK, with an ex colleague who was u...

EIU Releases 2050 Economic Forecast: China Dominates

Judah Freed | Posted 06.25.2016 | World
Judah Freed

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in London today released its long-term macroeconomic forecasts with key trends from now to 2050.

Billboards Reflect Push To Prioritize Affordable Housing In London

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact

Living in London is getting more and more expensive, and those most affected by the increasing costs are raising their voices for the whole city to he...

The Global Economy Is Flying on One Engine -- But There Is Turbulence Ahead

Nouriel Roubini | Posted 01.03.2015 | World
Nouriel Roubini

If the Republican Party takes full control of the U.S. Congress in the midterm election, policy gridlock is likely to worsen, risking a rerun of the damaging fiscal battles that led last year to a government shutdown and almost to a technical debt default. More broadly, the gridlock will prevent the passage of important structural reforms that the U.S. needs to boost growth.

Sex And Drugs Add $16.7 Billion To Britain's Economy

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business

By David Milliken LONDON, May 29 (Reuters) - They already know what rock'n'roll is worth, so now Britain's statisticians are getting ...

Memo to Alex Salmond: Independence Is for Life, Not Just for Christmas

David Miles | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
David Miles

Fast-forward to 2014. There is a contradiction and an absurdity at the heart of the SNP's economic claims regarding a currency union and, ultimately, the party's case for independence.

Prosperity Knocks

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Sir Peter Westmacott

Growth is not as strong as we want it to be. Investment and exports are too low. To take on these issues, we need to keep bearing down on the deficit and making life easier for businesses -- both those already in the UK and international firms that want to invest.

It's Time for Great Britain to Take This Country Back

James Napoli | Posted 12.06.2013 | Comedy
James Napoli

Politicians on both sides of the aisle have had their shot at taking America back, and they have blown it. It's time to let someone else try to take us back: Great Britain.

European Lessons for an America in Debt

David Coates | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
David Coates

Fortunately for those of us favoring a strengthening of our welfare net, the big problem with those Republican claims about Europe and its current crisis is that they are all entirely wrong.

The Half-Forgotten Debt Crisis

David Coates | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics
David Coates

The attention span in Washington, D.C. these days is remarkably short, and multi-tasking is something at which Congress seems particularly inept. So right now the focus there is overwhelming on just one thing: scandals, while the real business of the American people goes largely unexamined.

Charity Shopping: Six Tips On How To Unearth Hidden Gems

Hannah Shuckburgh | Posted 06.21.2013 | Home
Hannah Shuckburgh

In 20 years of dedicated thrifting, I can say with complete confidence that I have never knowingly passed a charity shop without going in. I often miss trains and am late for lunch dates because I've happened upon a British Heart Foundation. I just can't help myself. I am obsessed.

Thatcher's Militant Democracy

David Miles | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
David Miles

Unlike Chancellor Merkel of Germany, who has a reputation for only sticking her neck out when confident of victory, Margaret Thatcher sometimes had little choice in the timing of the battles she had to fight.

FounderBus: On the Road to Success

Tim Williams | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Tim Williams

It sounds like a cross between TV's Coach Trip and The Apprentice -- throw a group of strangers on a bus and watch them come up with a business idea in just a few days.

Fiscal Cliff: Reality Show or Morality Play?

Dimitri B. Papadimitriou | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Dimitri B. Papadimitriou

Our economic malaise has been consistently underestimated, and the result has been the adoption of inadequate half-measures. Swapping budget cuts at the edge of the fiscal cliff isn't a solution.

We'd All Be Better Off if There Were More Female Entrepreneurs

Olivia Chapman | Posted 12.26.2012 | Small Business
Olivia Chapman

I started my own business, natural skincare company Oleo Bodycare, at the age of 49 -- a time when most people start to look seriously at their retirement plans not becoming an entrepreneur!

WATCH: Krugman: 'We Are Not A Household. We Are An Economy'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.01.2012 | Business

For most Americans, a trip to London means drinking a few pints and maybe taking a picture of one of those guards with the hats. For Paul Krugman, it ...

A Surprising Consequence Of The Recession

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.31.2012 | Business

Sick days seem to be a thing of the past -- and the weak economy may be to blame. In the first three months of 2011, sick days accounted for an ave...

Co-Op To Create 3,000 Jobs

PA | Posted 05.24.2012 | Home

The Co-operative Group is to create 3,000 new jobs in the legal sector through a continued expansion in the range of services it offers. The group ...

British Growth Figures Narrowly Beat Expectations

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 01.01.2012 | Home

The UK's growth figures have shown a surprise rise in the third quarter of 2011, with the country's gross domestic product (GDP) rising 0.5%, defying ...

Sales Of £1 Million Houses Reach Highest Level Since 2007

PA | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

Sales of homes worth at least £1 million have reached their highest level since the peak of the housing market in 2007, Lloyds TSB has said. Brit...

Big-Spending Americans Boosting British Tourism

PA | Posted 10.14.2011 | Home

Big-spending Americans helped boost UK tourism this summer. A rise in the number of visits by North American residents to the UK in A...

Opportunities for Youth Will Rejuvenate Society and Boost the Economy

Dag Detter | Posted 12.04.2011 | Business
Dag Detter

How do we make pathway for young to be part of and help create this brave new world? A world where merit and not age, color of your skin or connections give you the opportunity to work?