Money

Cautious investors should wait before they dive into this latest bond sector

Market Report: Dollar's slide adds sparkle to commodities

The silver producer Fresnillo was among the risers as the FTSE 100 index regained its composure, breaking a four-session losing streak.

Inflation figures trigger QE reversal fears

Fears that the Bank of England may have to reverse its policy of quantitative easing – injecting cash directly into the economy – and raise rates sooner than expected were heightened yesterday with the publication of the latest inflation figures.

EADS shares take off despite losses

EADS, the European aerospace giant that owns Airbus, reported its first quarterly loss for two years yesterday, blaming uncertainty about aircraft sales and the weak US dollar.

Market Report: Whitbread buoyed by Premier Inn hopes

Whitbread rose yesterday as the FTSE 100 swung to its highest level since September 2008, with traders piling in on hopes that the hospitality and leisure group would remain resilient even as the broader sector faced another year of soft revenues.

Gold hits new record high as demand for the dollar continues to weaken

Price hits $1117 as analysts expect further spikes

Ashcroft & Belize: 'The only thing he respects is dollars'

For years Michael Ashcroft's business interests have dominated a tiny Central American state. But now the tide is turning against him. Stephen Foley tests the mood in Belize City

Market Report: Worries about drug price weigh on Shire

The London market surged last night, but Shire was left behind after UBS switched its stance on the pharmaceutical group's stock on grounds of valuation.

Dollar tumbles on report of its demise

Gold price at record high as <i>Independent</i> story sends global markets into a frenzy

The demise of the dollar

In a graphic illustration of the new world order, Arab states have launched secret moves with China, Russia and France to stop using the US currency for oil trading

Sean O'Grady: China will overtake America, the only question is when

Few things would be more powerfully symbolic of the shift in the balance of global economic power than to have oil traded in the Chinese renminbi rather than the American dollar.

<i>IoS</i> Letters, emails & online postings (27 September 2009)

Phil Bloomer of Oxfam is right to concentrate on the effects of the recession on the world's poorest ("No green shoots for poor countries", 20 September). He is especially right to endorse French President Nicolas Sarkozy's proposal for a special tax on currency transactions.

G20 leaders set sights on global economic reform

Stimulus measures 'must be retained to safeguard recovery'

Stephen King: As the global economy pivots, we face years of looming austerity

Debt-driven attempts at expansion by Western nations have unravelled

Dogfight for Helmsley fortune

Three US animal welfare groups filed court papers in New York accusing Leona Helmsley's trustees of a "scheme to deprive dog welfare charities" of their share of her fortune.

Combined profits of &pound;6bn for banking giants

Barclays and HSBC shrugged off the near-collapse of the financial system to report combined half-year profits of almost £6 billion today.

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