After a yes vote in September’s referendum the two countries are brought to the brink of the first Anglo-Scottish war for five centuries by a menacing deadlock over whether the pound will survive north of the border. Scotland has seized control of Trident.
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In Brief: Argentina’s peso tumbles; New FRC chief gets £120k for two days a week; Clothing sales down; Pearson’s forecast profits missed; Second woman to head FTSE 100 company; Markit’s data shows growth of 0.5%
Friday 24 January 2014
Argentina’s peso tumbles further
Argentina’s peso has suffered its steepest daily decline since the country’s 2002 financial crisis, as the central bank gave up its battle against the currency’s decline. The bank’s decision to stop intervening in the forex market increased worries about what is already one of the world’s highest inflation rates.
Hong Kong billionaire Cecil Chao 'doubles marriage bounty to £80m' for man who marries his lesbian daughter
Friday 24 January 2014
Property tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung first offered £40 million after his daughter Gigi Chao entered into a civil partnership
Wednesday 22 January 2014
William Lewis named interim CEO as News Corp plans to review Dow Jones’ institutional strategy
Monday 20 January 2014
Companies that fail to deal properly with concerns raised by staff to face fines
UK immigration: Fewer than 30 Romanian arrivals since border restrictions lifted, says country's ambassador to Britain
Wednesday 15 January 2014
Diplomat also says ten UK companies had been in touch with his embassy, wanting to employ Romanians
Monday 13 January 2014
There is no evidence of any influx of Romanians and Bulgarians travelling to Britain since the lifting of restrictions on workers at the start of the year, the EU’s social affairs chief has said.
Israel’s former prime minister Ariel Sharon wins praise from US presidents, but universal disdain on the West Bank
Sunday 12 January 2014
Former leader tol be buried on a hilltop overlooking his family’s Sycamore Ranch in the southern Negev region, alongside his late wife Lily
Thursday 09 January 2014
A swathe of grand cigar terraces have opened in luxury hotels over the past few years
Monday 06 January 2014
European banking watchdogs could allow banks to evade tough rules designed to ensure that lending operations are ring fenced from “casino” investment banking.
Wednesday 01 January 2014
Richard Desmond has called in Barclays bank to advise on the sale Big Brother broadcaster Channel 5 in a deal the media mogul hopes could raise as much as £1 billion.
Monday 30 December 2013
The London Underground is in talks with major supermarket retailers including Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Asda about opening a network of shops and “click and collect” grocery services on the network.
Monday 30 December 2013
Meanwhile, demand for new housing grew by 25 per cent in 2013
Sunday 29 December 2013
From the outside, Japan can seem like an enigmatic and mysterious country. Historically closed off to foreign influence until relatively recently, the island nation can seem to Western eyes to be almost incomprehensible in its outlook – culturally, politically and even economically.
Friday 13 December 2013
Ireland is asking its citizens to leave the country if they can't find a job in a desperate bid to slash welfare costs.
Tuesday 03 December 2013
Improvements to the A14 will instead be paid for by the Government
Britain First criticised for using actress's memory to draw attention to their 'hate-filled home page'
Emergency call 'started off dumb, but got pretty serious'
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo