from Breakingviews:

HSBC in 2020: An imagined letter to shareholders

May 15, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate UK:

Scottish National Party victories are seismic change in UK election

May 8, 2015

Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party, makes a speech on the final day of campaigning in Edinburgh Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party, makes a speech on the final day of campaigning in Edinburgh Scotland, Britain May 6, 2015. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

from MacroScope:

From 1992 … Why the UK pollsters got it wrong

May 8, 2015

Pollsters failed dismally to predict the strength of support for Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives in this week's national election -- just as happened in 1992 when John Major scored an unexpectedly decisive victory. Here's Reuters' take on why the polling industry got it so wrong, 23 years ago.

from Breakingviews:

HSBC revival overshadowed by existential questions

May 5, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

UK politics is failing the trust test

By Hugo Dixon
May 4, 2015

Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own.

UK politics is failing the trust test.

In the run-up to the May 7 election, the public has lambasted leaders of the established parties for breaking promises and lack of candour. While the critique is healthy, Britain has yet to give birth to leaders who score highly on integrity. This is needed, not just in the United Kingdom.

from Hugo Dixon:

Will UK leave the EU? Election may help decide, but it won’t be simple

By Hugo Dixon
April 27, 2015

Britain's Prime Minister Cameron joins local supporters in a 'selfie' photograph whilst campaigning in Norton Sub Hamdon near Yeovil, south west England, Britain

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (C) joins local supporters in a 'selfie' photograph whilst campaigning in Norton Sub Hamdon near Yeovil, south west England, April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville

from MacroScope:

“Sorry, I don’t know” dominates Britons’ outlook for UK economy

January 29, 2015

Lots of inflation for this guy

Lots of inflation for this guy

Britons are becoming no clearer about the outlook for their economy, if the latest Citi/YouGov survey of inflation expectations is anything to go by.

from Breakingviews:

StanChart equities closure is overdue but welcome

January 8, 2015

By Peter Thal Larsen

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MacroScope:

Teachers, leisure workers the biggest losers from UK’s wage woes

November 21, 2014

wages

Teaching staff and leisure workers have taken the biggest hit to their take home pay in real terms over the last three years, according to the latest edition of Britain's most comprehensive survey of the labour market.

from Breakingviews:

Scots’ no to independence still leaves UK in limbo

September 19, 2014

By George Hay

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.