LONDON — Property professionals are blaming the UK General Election for a slowdown in house sales and slowing price growth. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)’s monthly survey of its members “points to a lacklustre set of overall conditions” in May, with sales declining by 8%. The number of new houses being put into […]

Reuters / Eddie Keogh Canary Wharf, London LONDON — The party which wins the general election in June should prioritise a “bespoke” Brexit deal for the financial services industry, promote the British FinTech scene, and boost the UK’s financial services scene outside London, according to the country’s most powerful financial lobbying group. TheCityUK published its […]

BBC/The Andrew Marr Show LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May will not make “specific proposals” ruling out tax rises in the run-up to the general election on June 8. May said in an interview on the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show said she would not promise to not increase taxes — something the Tories pledged in the […]

PA Theresa May leaves Downing Street ahead of Brexit speech. LONDON — A faltering economy and poor polling accuracy could undermine the Conservative party’s hopes for a crushing victory in the General Election in June, according to Pantheon Macroeconomics. With the Conservatives streaking ahead in the opinion polls, Prime Minister Theresa May called for an early […]

REUTERS/Stephane Mahe Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, attends a political rally in Angers, France, February 28, 2017. LONDON — The euro is holding onto big overnight gains on Monday morning after centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron won the biggest share […]

Stephane Mahe/Reuters LONDON — With just under one week until the French electorate goes to the polls, financial markets are scrambling for any clue as to what the outcome of the election’s first round may be. As it stands, four different candidates are polling at around 20%, with centre-left Emmanuel Macron leading the way, closely […]

Doomsday Prep/Screenshot The homepage of Doomsday Prep, an emergency supplies company. If a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or other unforeseen apocalypse hits the US, doomsday preppers will be ready. They’ve already been stockpiling food, buying water filters, and hatching escape plans — in some cases for years. Recently, preppers seem to have found another reason for concern: Donald […]

Donald Trump won the 2016 United States Presidential Election. I didn’t think he would win, and I don’t think he deserves to. Not after he’s demonstrated himself to be a racist, sexist, name-calling bully. He’s also been accused of fraud and sexual assault. Not someone you’d want to be the leader of your country right? […]