Chancellor George Osborne’s accent in Tuesday’s speech about welfare was roundly derided for its mockney burr.
The Chancellor George Osborne has been accused of having suffered a “humiliating blow” after Britain was stripped of its AAA credit rating.
LDP leader Shinzo Abe vows to challenge the pacifist constitution and spend on defence
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's efforts to give his citizens a better night's sleep and ease stress for the nation's farm animals are undermining his push to make Moscow a global financial centre.
Crashing out of Europe can mean very different things to different people. Manchester United's early exit last year from the Champions League spelled a big hit to revenue and pride. George Soros, in contrast, made his name, and perhaps a billion pounds, when his Quantum fund bet that Britain would have to leave the European Exchange-Rate Mechanism in 1992. The octogenarian financier has now turned his attention to the Premier League giants. That could help lift investor sentiment about the recently floated Red Devils.
Facebook shares have sunk to fresh lows after early investors were allowed to ditch the stock for the first time since its flotation.
The relative safety of company-issued bonds is being upset by the banks' Libor scandal
The Olympics are expected to give a £5.1bn boost to the economy. But UK investors are unlikely to benefit.
Facebook investors rage at 18 per cent fall after some were not told of last-minute change to key projections
Be selective, warns Emma Dunkley
Negative headlines shouldn't mean investors have to shun the eurozone.
With £9bn of UK cash stuck in 'dogs', it's vital investors do their homework, says Rob Griffin
Northern Rock's period of public ownership should generate a profit of up to £11 billion for the taxpayer over the next 10 to 15 years, the body responsible for the Government's bank investments said today.
Manchester United's cash reserves fell by £100m in six months, in part to finance an investment in the squad attempting to win the fight for domestic supremacy with Manchester City.
The EU has sought to defuse the row between Greece and some eurozone countries over its bailout bid.
A group of hedge funds is threatening to block a last-ditch attempt to save Greece from defaulting on its huge debt pile, unless they are guaranteed a significant payout.