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Chancellor tells CBI's annual dinner that his economic plan is 'taking longer than anyone hoped,' but insisted real progress is being made
France's economy has fallen back into recession, spelling trouble for the region.
Economic View: Apply the buy/sell rule to equities over the past 40 years and you would have spent 2000 to 2008 outside the market
In some ways, thanks to the credit crunch, this market is unlike any other. But long-term indicators can still be illuminating
Britons are enjoying a thriving sex-life well into their sixties, a survey has shown.
James Moore examines flaws in the executive remuneration system and suggests some remedies
Marks & Spencer last night delivered worse than expected clothing sales over the crucial festive period to confirm its status as one of the high street's weakest performers over Christmas.
France's women pulled off a thrilling upset against world No 2 side Australia to reach the last eight, but needed overtime after an incredible half-court buzzer-beater from Belinda Snell.
Aidan O'Brien's colt powers home in the Derby to give his trainer a fourth British Classic this year and could now go for a complete sweep in the St Leger
The pound this week climbed to a 19-month high against the euro. By Thursday, you could get 1.22 euros for £1, a level not reached since August 2010.
McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh believes supremo Bernie Ecclestone's plans to float Formula One on the stock exchange would bring no benefit to the sport.
Happily, the first ventures over the world's most scrutinised steeplechase obstacles since the Grand National back in April produced only the sort of summation of which Claud Cockburn would have approved: two races run at Aintree, not many fallers, none dead.
Mario Monti was appointed the new Prime Minister of Italy last night, succeeding Silvio Berlusconi and beginning the unenviable task of hauling Italy – and the euro – back from the brink.
The increasingly bitter battle for the ownership of the freehold for Chelsea's Stamford Bridge stadium will reach its conclusion today with neither side able to say last night with any certainty that they have carried the day.
The comedian runs his own country from his London flat. But it's a tight squeeze accommodating his subjects