Retail sales rose at their fastest rate in nine years in December, the Office for National Statistics reported yesterday. However, some City analysts immediately cast doubt on the reliability of the figures.
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Saturday 06 August 2011
Wednesday 22 June 2011
In a confirmation of the current "dovish" bias of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), one of the Bank's senior policymakers has stressed that a further round of quantitative easing (QE) – the direct injection of money into the economy – remains an option for the Bank, on top of the £200bn already disbursed.
Sunday 22 May 2011
BNP Paribas now boasts more women non-executive directors than any other CAC-listed French company following the appointment on Friday of Fields Wicker-Miurin.
Thursday 17 March 2011
Andy and Jamie Murray were knocked out of the ATP BNP Paribas Open doubles at the quarter-final stage on Wednesday night by Alexandr Dolgopolov and Xavier Malisse.
Saturday 08 January 2011
Ben Bernanke, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, yesterday warned there was no choice but to stick to his plan for a $600bn (£386bn) stimulus to the struggling economy, dubbed QE2.
Saturday 27 November 2010
Shares in Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland tumbled after it emerged that the Independent Commission on Banking had described the decision to allow Lloyds to merge with HBOS during the financial crisis as "wrong".
Sunday 31 October 2010
Some of the world's biggest banks have appealed to Europe's banking watchdogs to water down plans to curb bonuses or risk losing its best bankers.
Tuesday 21 September 2010
HSBC was among 11 banks fined €385m (£321m) by the French competition authority yesterday for collusion on setting cheque charges.
Saturday 04 September 2010
Sunday 08 August 2010
Wednesday 26 May 2010
The rate at which banks lend to each other leapt to 10-month highs yesterday, marking their declining confidence as the fear of contagion sweeps Europe.
Friday 21 May 2010
Retail Sales rose slightly more than forecast last month, with stronger demand at fashion chains and department stores offsetting a flat performance in food sales.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Is Anil Agarwal, the billionaire owner of mining giant Vedanta Resources, running scared? Survival International, the campaigning charity that has had Vedanta in its sights for some time, claims Agarwal pulled out of a conference at London Business School just because it announced it was intending to picket the event. The Vedanta boss withdrew only two days after Survival revealed its intentions, the charity points out.
Friday 16 April 2010
Sunday 28 March 2010
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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