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City traders sent the pound soaring following a shock fall in unemployment and the first explicit signal from the Bank of England on how it would handle a hike in interest rates.
Pope's message on wealth distribution comes after Oxfam said 85 richest people in world have as much wealth as poorest 3.5 billion
Who knows if a new name would make you a social pariah in 70 years' time?
The film is one of Scorsese's bawdiest and most enjoyable efforts
The biggest fund manager story of 2013 was the resignation of Neil Woodford from Invesco Perpetual. As you will be aware, Mr Woodford will continue to manage the Invesco Perpetual Income and High Income Funds until he leaves at the end of April, following which he will set up his own company.
Bricks and concrete blocks are in particularly short supply.
Standard Chartered has unveiled sweeping changes in its boardroom following reports of discord at the top of the FTSE 100 bank.
The Bank of England will hold interest rates at record lows once more today, amid speculation it will have to change the threshold for considering a hike in the cost of borrowing within months.
Hedge fund giant Man Group has brushed off Richard Desmond's £20 million High Court claim for losses on a financial product, insisting it did not even act as the counter-party in the disputed transaction.
The US Senate on Monday confirmed Janet Yellen as the new chairman of the Federal Reserve by a vote of 56 to 26.
Catalonia’s president has called on European Union leaders for support as the region seeks a vote on independence in November this year, the source of an increasingly bitter fight with Spain’s central government.
In Kent, you can order a Mummy-style service - if you're willing to pay
The two countries’ leaders reached agreement at talks in the Kremlin that appeared to begin frostily but ended with them laughing at a ceremony where documents were signed on reducing trade barriers
President François Hollande is wrestling with a sluggish economy and unemployment at a 16-year high
The 600lb robot succesfully detached from the Chang'e-3 lander this weekend
Ireland is asking its citizens to leave the country if they can't find a job in a desperate bid to slash welfare costs.