David Prosser: Repossessions relief at CML is widely shared

Outlook: Just two households have so far had help from the £285m mortgage rescue scheme

Premier League threatens Setanta over £20m payment

Troubled broadcaster faces loss of football rights after missing payment

Billionaire steps in with rescue deal for Setanta

Len Blavatnik's Access bids £20m for a 51 per cent in beleagured broadcaster

West Brom in eleventh hour battle for survival

Building society turns to lenders for new capital to avoid rescue deal from regulator

Jobs at risk as LDV applies for administration

Stricken vanmaker LDV will apply for administration today following the collapse of a rescue deal, putting thousands of jobs at risk of being axed in the coming days.

Cash-strapped Setanta at risk of administration

Cash-strapped sports broadcaster Setanta could be forced into administration this week after failing to make payments due on television rights, according to reports yesterday.

Doncaster in financial fix

Doncaster have gone into administration and face a points deduction that will doom them to relegation. Promoted under the coaching of Ellery Hanley, who immediately resigned because of cash difficulties, they are already bottom of the Co-Operative Championship. Almost half of their first team have left over the last couple of weeks and there is no sign at the moment of a financial rescue.

Jobs threat as vanmaker rescue deal collapses

Thousands of jobs in the beleaguered motor industry were under threat tonight after a last-ditch rescue of vanmaker LDV suddenly stalled.

Jeremy Warner: Don't count on China to rescue world economy

Outlook: There's good reason for optimism about emerging market economies, not least India

Surge in bad loans leaves Lloyds facing full-year loss

Lloyds Banking Group yesterday predicted that its bad debts would rise by half in 2009 as the financial crisis rumbled on, and confirmed it is likely to make a full-year loss.

Rescue package 'helps one home in three months'

the Government's £200m mortgage rescue scheme has helped just one household stave off repossession in its first three months of operation, official figures have revealed.

Jeremy Warner: Even the boss is sceptical about GM's rescue plan

Outlook: If bondholders think they are getting a raw deal, what about existing equity holders?

Surge in middle-class homeowners seeking help

The collapse in the housing market and the economic slowdown is increasingly taking its toll on middle-class homeowners, a company that specialises in buying properties from cash-strapped sellers said today.

Shearer steps in to rescue Newcastle

Tyneside hero answers Ashley's SOS to take charge until end of season

Leading article: Falling polls and impotent populism

In politics, people like nothing more than to discover that their heroes possess feet of clay. Barack Obama is on the receiving end of some of that sport at the moment.

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