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Slow but steady growth that might stagger in the medium term characterizes the 2014–2018 Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) forecast for the United Kingdom. The EIU notes the upcoming 2014 Scottish independence vote and the 2015 general election as important milestones but predicts no changes. Concerns include the country’s possible exit from the European Union and its continuing austerity that keeps stymies a strong recovery. getAbstract recommends the report’s succinct insights to executives and investors interested in the UK’s prospects.

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The UK’s sometimes strained Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition has governed effectively, despite struggles to improve health care, education and the welfare system. Nonetheless, tensions between the two parties could flare as the 2015 general election nears. Despite the Labour Party’s slim lead in opinion polls, experts predict neither major party will win decisively, thus setting up the Lib Dems to act again as “kingmaker” in another coalition. Growing voter enthusiasm for the UK Independence Party and its anti-EU stance presents a major problem for Prime Minister David Cameron: He has pledged to work on EU reforms but agreed, ...


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