Monthly Archives: March 2016

A new world

While the world’s most influential people were once (more or less) measured by the size of their wealth or the height of their professional stature, it is refreshing and indeed humbling to note that today’s era of young guns are […]

Osborne says likely to give BoE powers over buy-to-let, possibly this year

The logo is seen at the Bank of England in the City of London January 16, 2014. Reuters/Luke MacGregor LONDON Chancellor George Osborne said on Thursday the government was highly likely to give the Bank of England powers to regulate […]

UK banks approve fewer mortgages, new tax still fuelling demand

A ”For Sale” sign is seen in from of a house in London, Britain October 30, 2015. Reuters/Reinhard Krause LONDON – British banks approved fewer mortgages in February than in January, when they hit a nearly two-year high, but demand […]

What entrepreneurs should be reading

Do not feel guilty if you are not a bookworm because you are not alone. A 2014 study by the Pew Research Centre presented some sad statistics – only 28 percent of Americans read 11 books or more in the […]

How to monetise software to stay one jump ahead

Technology start-ups have the potential to thrive thanks to the continuous emergence of new technologies. However, transitioning from being a market newcomer to becoming a market leader is no easy feat. In fact, the percentage of start-ups that manage to […]

Average English home price passes 300,000 pounds

The one new new chimney of Battersea Power Station is seen behind a residential street in London, Britain, March 7, 2016. Reuters/Toby Melville LONDON The average asking price for a home in England and Wales passed 300,000 pounds for the […]

After stellar boom, UK housebuilders face tougher progress

A carpenter adjusts a door in a new apartment constructed by Berkeley Homes in Hackney, northeast London July 22, 2014. Reuters/Luke MacGregor LONDON British housebuilders might be witnessing more signs that their share prices are overheating after a blistering four-year […]

Osborne faces new rebellion over disability benefit cuts

A still image taken from video shows Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, presenting his Budget to the House of Commons, in central London March 16, 2016. Reuters/UK Parliament via REUTERS TV LONDON Chancellor George Osborne faced the prospect […]

The move all airlines will soon be talking about

Another month, another record for Dubai International Airport (DXB). With more than 7.3 million passengers in January, DXB is well on track to reach its forecast of 85 million in 2016. After that, the headlines may no longer be so […]

Bank of England keeps rates steady, says sterling hit by EU vote

An employee is seen walking over a mosaic of pound sterling symbols set in the floor of the front hall of the Bank of England in London, in this March 25, 2008 file photograph. Reuters/Luke MacGregor/Files LONDON Bank of England […]