The US economy continued to grow in the final quarter of the year, expanding at an annual rate of 3.2 per cent, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
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Monday 04 February 2013
Payouts to shareholders broke records last year, with dividends soaring to £80.4bn.
Friday 01 February 2013
James Moore examines flaws in the executive remuneration system and suggests some remedies
Friday 01 February 2013
No Pain, No Gain
Thursday 31 January 2013
AstraZeneca has admitted it faces another difficult year of falling sales in 2013 after patent expiries last year meant revenues slumped 17 per cent to £27.9bn.
Sunday 27 January 2013
Saturday 26 January 2013
Yesterday's keenly awaited GDP figures allowed the doom-mongers to forecast that the UK was headed for a "triple-dip" recession, if we were not in one already. The Chancellor, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, professed himself disappointed with the news, even as he vowed to press on with Plan A.
Monday 21 January 2013
England beat Australia for only the third time in their history to take a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series.
Sunday 20 January 2013
Investors in some of the UK's biggest companies are in line for a bumper 2013 according to a leading City trading firm.
Thursday 17 January 2013
Investors are taking risks because they are fed up with buying government debt, according to the chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, Martin Gilbert.
Friday 11 January 2013
Shares in Tullow Oil tumbled by 3 per cent after the FTSE 100 explorer announced a $670m (£417m) write-off for 2012 to cover the cost of dry holes and licence relinquishments.
Thursday 10 January 2013
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.
Sunday 06 January 2013
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Doomsayers in the Bordeaux region of France seeking to drink themselves into a stupor before the world ends on Friday must now contend with another supposed curse. Chateau d'Yquem, a posh vineyard mostly owned by the LVMH group, has announced it will not produce a 2012 vintage because weather has limited the sugar levels in the grapes used to make its renowned Sauternes sweet wine.
Sunday 16 December 2012
Levels of savings are rising, according to a survey from National Savings and Investments (NS&I). Britons are saving on average 7.33 per cent of their income each month, £90 in real terms, up from 7.17 per cent in the previous quarter.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
The boss of Unilever, maker of Hellmann's mayonnaise, today warned that Europe's economies face at least a decade of bumping along the bottom, and raised fears over the recovery in the United States.
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