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UK House Prices Surge as Bubble Fears Mount

London house prices surged by almost a fifth over the past 12 months while an average home now costs 178,124 pounds, data showed on Thursday, stoking fears of a new bubble. London property prices soared 18.2 percent higher to an average 362,699 pounds…

The Economist Explains: How Countries Calculate Their GDP

WHEN unveiling Britain's annual budget on March 19th George Osborne, the chancellor of the exchequer, crowed that the British economy was forecast to grow at an annualised rate of 2.7% in the first quarter of 2014, the fastest in the rich world. His…

Economic Forecasts: A Wave of Optimism

EARLIER today the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released an update to its World Economic Outlook. And they have yet more good news for George Osborne, the British chancellor. In May 2013 the wonks reckoned that the British economy would grow by…

The Hotel Guy: 2014 Predictions

by Alan Campbell, Featured Contributor Really? I GUESS all of the pundits are out in droves predicting what 2014 will bring. Top CEO’s voicing their own...

Why Small Businesses Should Give Back

Often, when discussing companies giving back to their communities or getting involved in philanthropy, the conversation tends to dwell on huge multinational corporations with...

The Problem With Performance Related Pay

I read an article in today’s Guardian which referred to performance related pay in the civil service. It got me thinking – I understand...

Is London Housing a Boom or a Bust?

Earlier this week, FT Alphaville published an article questioning the notion that London housing is in the midst of another boom/bubble, instead arguing that...

To Fix The UK Economy, Build More Houses

The irony of the United Kingdom's rather poor economic performance under Prime Minister David Cameron is that there's a perfectly good case to be...

Jobseekers: How To Get Your Network To Work For You

Virtually every career coach, outplacement advisor, and college career service officer will agree: the best way to get a job is to network your...