My Week If there was any justice in the financial world, the people who run the big debt rating agencies would be hanging from lamp-posts along with the investment bankers for the way in which their activities contributed to the 2008 financial crash. But they emerged pretty well unscathed, barring a few uncomfortable sessions before congressional committees. Politicians threatened all sorts of legislative nasties at the time, but it turned out to be all sound and fury signifying not very much.
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Wednesday 15 January 2014
Billionaire activist investor Tom Sandell has accused the £1.7 billion transport group of a “premature” rejection of its break-up plans for the business.
Friday 20 December 2013
Does your credit record contain the correct information? While many people will have heard of the term credit record, research from credit card provider Aqua shows that less than half of people have checked their own file to see what it contains.
Friday 20 December 2013
But stronger-than-expected growth was seen over the past two years
Friday 29 November 2013
Speedy Hire shares collapsed on Friday following Thursday night’s revelation that chief executive Steve Corcoran was out the door after accounting irregularities were revealed.
Sunday 18 August 2013
Housing charity warns millions are being forced into debt, and profiteering agents still go unregulated
Friday 09 August 2013
While many people will have heard of the term "credit record", research from one credit card provider revealed that only 48 per cent of people have ever checked their own file to see what it contains.
Hotheads in the Philippines: Protests against president Benigno Aquino III as he addresses the nation
Monday 22 July 2013
The Philippine president Benigno Aquino III said on Monday that three years of anti-corruption reforms have banished his country's image as the “sick man of Asia” but added he has lost patience over continuing problems such as large-scale smuggling and declared a tougher crackdown against wrongdoing in government.
Saturday 29 June 2013
Disclosures about the NHS and police have put changes to employment law in the spotlight
Saturday 08 June 2013
The latest tips on improving your credit rating from Chiara Cavaglieri and Julian Knight
Saturday 11 May 2013
Cashbacks, cut-price petrol and free flights can all be yours when you flash the plastic at the shops. Chiara Cavaglieri tells you how to benefit
Friday 19 April 2013
Agency worried by 'weaker economic and fiscal outlook'
Thursday 28 March 2013
National Grid promised investors today that its dividend would rise at least in line with inflation every year — just months after it complained that the industry’s new regulatory regime was riddled with “numerous errors” meaning it could not adequately invest in new infrastructure.
Budget 2013: 'Put your hand up if you are not getting 50p tax cut': Ed Miliband denounces George Osborne in rowdy Commons scenes
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Ed Miliband denounced “a more-of-the-same Budget from a downgraded Chancellor” as he tore into George Osborne for failing to keep his promises to produce economic recovery and for saddling families with higher taxes.
Tuesday 19 March 2013
A key regional ally has pulled out of India’s ruling coalition, jeopardising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s economic reforms but posing no immediate threat to the minority government, which can survive with the support of other parties.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
David Cameron and George Osborne have ordered ministers to do more to kickstart growth amid a Cabinet “blame game” about Britain’s flatlining economy.
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
- 1 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 2 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Warriors in ancient Iraq suffered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder more than 3,000 years ago, say researchers
- 5 This crazy skiing video will leave you feeling queasy