Could Britain’s chronic housing shortage be solved by using insurers’ assets? Jamie Dunkley and Russell Lynch report
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Monday 16 December 2013
"The current property market appears to show no signs of slowing as we approach Christmas"
Monday 11 November 2013
Prices have risen in all regions in England and Wales for first time in three years
Wednesday 09 October 2013
The new scheme is nothing like the original Help to Buy, which was also an ill conceived scheme but not nearly so dangerous
Friday 04 October 2013
Car sales have roared to their highest level for more than five years as PPI mis-selling claims fuel a boom in consumer spending.
Monday 16 September 2013
Blue-chip firms have bolstered their cash reserves by £42bn since the recession, according to a new study.
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Welsh house prices have dropped £2,500 in the past 12 months
Tuesday 20 August 2013
Housebuilder Persimmon is set to open another 85 sites this year to match soaring demand from new buyers, the firm said today.
Tuesday 20 August 2013
Bovis Homes has delivered its best sales performance since the housebuilder floated in 1997, its chief executive David Ritchie said yesterday.
Outgoing Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King accuses George Osborne of lobbying on behalf of banks to weaken regulation
Tuesday 25 June 2013
George Osborne was challenged over whether he gave in to intense lobbying by bankers to force regulators to water down demands for banks to raise more capital to protect themselves against future shocks.
Tuesday 11 June 2013
The embattled pub group Punch Taverns has proposed a radical restructuring of its £2bn-plus debt mountain, and posted improved trading.
Thursday 16 May 2013
Outlook The press release was effusive. Britannia and Co-op Financial Services "unveil plans for super-mutual". The merger was to create "a unique" (that's always a worrying word), "ethical" (ditto), alternative to the nasty big banks.
Friday 03 May 2013
The German banking giant Commerzbank yesterday finally gave up its four-year legal war with 104 London investment bankers who have been fighting for €52m (£44m) in unpaid bonuses.
Friday 26 April 2013
The American economy expanded at a rate of 2.5 per cent in the first three months of the year, according to new figures released today, performing far better than at the end of 2012 but missing expectations as falling government spending proved a drag on growth.
Tuesday 19 March 2013
The outgoing boss of the housebuilder Persimmon racked up a maximum bonus of more than £1m last year, the company's annual report showed yesterday.
Questionable Time: The panel show waters are treacherous, will Stephen Twigg and Kenneth Clarke make it ashore?
Friday 08 March 2013
Plus: Who, in the name of Jaws 2, is this Diane James?
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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