For all its heavyweight muscle, ‘Britain Stronger in Europe’ lacks financial clout
The turmoil in global financial markets has shattered the confidence of domestic businesses, according to an important snapshot of economic sentiment.
Economic View: Ever since the global financial crisis, the pace of economic expansion has been disappointing both relative to history and to the expectations of the majority of economic forecasters
The scandal-hit outsourcing group Serco has parted with the head of its domestic business as it tries to repair its relationship with its largest customer, the UK Government.
FTSE 100 directors’ total remuneration up 14 per cent on share award deals
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The founders of the UK's fastest growing technology company have bought back the business they sold to a billion pound company just five years ago.
Nearly half of all first-time directors appointed at Britain’s biggest companies last year were women, offering renewed hope that the Government target of a 25 per cent female make-up of FTSE 100 boards by 2015 will be met.
A worldwide share plunge saw the FTSE 100 Index fall more than 100 points today as a run of pessimism on the markets pulled leading stocks further down from near-record heights seen just a few weeks ago.
The FTSE 100 reached a 13-year high this week, before falling back. What’s next?
Average chief executive is still a fiftysomething man as women struggle to get on boards
The big question now is whether there has been permanent damage
The shockwaves from Greece's failure to form a coalition government have continued to reverberate around markets, though upbeat US economic indicators gave the more positive-minded investor something to latch on to.
Financial markets were plunged into fresh turmoil after Greece's political parties failed once again to agree to form a unity government, and European policymakers warned that Greece's aid payments would be cut off unless Athens quickly produced an administration prepared to deliver far-reaching economic reforms and budget cuts.
Nervous traders wiped £28.5 billion from the value of London's leading shares index today as fears intensified that Greece will crash out of the euro.