0 Have your say The average house price in Scotland is predicted to rise by 14 per cent over the next four years to soar to £170,000 – so long as a no-deal Brexit is avoided. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) latest UK Economic Outlook report, published today, also suggests Scotland is among the most affordable parts of the UK for private rental – despite the soaring levels faced by many tenants living in Edinburgh.The rental affordability ratio calculated by the company north of the Border – the percentage of gross income spent on rent – ranges between 15 and 22 per cent for key professions including police officers, social workers and teachers.The conventional benchmark determines that renting must cost less than 30 per cent of gross annual income for it to be considered affordable. But those figures will be little comfort to those looking to stay in the Scottish capital, where a previous report by ECA found Edinburgh … [Read more...] about Average house price in Scotland expected to soar in coming years
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to be headed for a second term as premier, with exit polls predicting a majority for his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in the general elections. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance is projected to win anywhere between 287 to 306 seats in the 545-seat parliament, four exit polls showed. Its rival Congress party-led United Progressive Alliance is likely to secure between 128 to 132 seats. A political party or alliance needs at least 272 seats to get a majority in the parliament. Results will be announced on May 23. Political analysts warn that India's exit polls have a reputation for being inaccurate given the size and complexity of the electorate. Sunday's final round of election included 59 constituencies in eight states. Up for grabs are 13 seats in Punjab and an equal number in Uttar Pradesh, eight each in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, nine in West Bengal, four in Himachal Pradesh and three in Jharkhand and Chandigarh. In … [Read more...] about Modi appears headed for 2nd term as last polls close in India
By Trend The prices for consumer goods and services increased by 2.4 percent in January-April 2019 compared to the same period of 2018, Trend reports referring to the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee on May 13. The prices for food, beverages and tobacco products increased by two percent, non-food items - by 1.2 percent, while the cost of the paid services to the population increased by 3.7 percent. The prices for consumer goods and services in April increased by 0.4 percent compared to March. The prices for food, beverages and tobacco increased by 0.8 percent, non-food items and services - by 0.1 percent. The prices for rice, semolina, pasta, lamb, chicken meat, sausages, yogurt, sour cream, butter and olive oil, margarine, lemons, oranges, grapefruits, apples, quinces, chestnuts, cabbages, pumpkins, chili peppers, eggplants, sugar beets, carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic, sugar and granulated sugar, coffee, tea and cocoa, and alcoholic beverages increased during the … [Read more...] about Which goods & services fall in price in Azerbaijan?
It is shortly before 1 a.m. in a state hospital in the South Indian city of Hyderabad. Four women are lying next to each other on metal tables, their legs stretched out toward the door. They are naked from the waist down. Another woman in a dark blue dress is squatting on one of the tables and groaning. "You're doing great," says Rekha Marandi, a 25-year-old midwife who has pulled on a plastic apron over her flower-patterned blouse. A child might be born at any moment. A picture of the eight-armed goddess Durga hangs above the door to the delivery room, framed by a garland of flowers. The Hindu deity symbolizes female power, but this female power isn't always evident here in the maternity ward. Only a simple curtain separates the delivery room from the anteroom, and it is often left open by the doctors and nurses rushing through. Rekha and her colleagues pull it closed again and again. It may just be a piece of fabric, but it is the only privacy they are able to offer the new mothers. … [Read more...] about Giving Birth in India: ‘The Women Here Are Afraid’
The sun beat down on Suman Sharma as she joined hordes of people queueing to cast ballots on the first day of India's mega-election Thursday, with voters putting the country's leaders under the spotlight. "I left all my housework to come here because I think every vote counts," the 50-year-old housewife said as she waited to vote in her home city of Ghaziabad, near the capital New Delhi. "I want a government that thinks about women and brings down the high prices of rice and lentils." Sharma vented her frustration as temperatures headed towards 40 degrees Celsius (105 degrees Fahrenheit) even at 8.00am. "Cooking gas prices have gone up, sending children to school is expensive. It's difficult to run the household. I want the new government to think about middle classes," she grumbled. Under Indian law, media cannot report which party individual voters backed. But the handling of the economy by right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whom opinion polls have put as favourite, is one of … [Read more...] about The heat is on in India’s mega-election