US politicians are closing in on a deal to ease the impact of spending cuts worth up to $200 billion (£122 billion) which are due to hit home next year, it emerged today.
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Thursday 05 December 2013
Chancellor George Osborne's boasts that Britain was growing faster than any other economy were scuppered within hours after a significant upgrade for the US economy.
Thursday 19 September 2013
Britons eased back on the barbecues last month after a glorious July, sending retail sales skidding lower for the first time since April today.
Wednesday 04 September 2013
Readings will make it hard for Canadian to fulfil his pledge to keep rates on hold until 2016
Tuesday 27 August 2013
German firms are feeling more confident than at any time in the past 16 months, according to the latest survey of the sector.
Thursday 16 May 2013
While Westminster worried about the scale of an oil price-fixing scandal, the City took a more sanguine view. Tuesday's raid of the oil giants' offices by the European Commission – the start of an investigation into allegations of fixing that could have affected millions of motorists – fuelled fears that the oil majors are facing their very own version of the banks' Libor disgrace.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
Unemployment across the eurozone soared to yet another new record as analysts warned that the jobs pain would continue for months to come.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Barclays has snapped up the online bank ING Direct UK in the first deal struck under its new chief executive Antony Jenkins.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Barclays has agreed to purchase ING Direct UK in a deal that will see it acquire another 1.5 million customers.
Wednesday 04 July 2012
The powerhouse services sector suffered its worst performance in eight months in June, a closely-watched survey said, fuelling fears the UK remains stuck in recession.
Thursday 02 February 2012
Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, has breathing space to cut eurozone interest rates to a new record low as the threat of rising prices fades, experts said yesterday.
Saturday 07 January 2012
US President Barack Obama's hopes of a winning a second term this year gained a major boost yesterday as upbeat jobs figures revealed the biggest fall in unemployment for nearly three years.
Tuesday 03 January 2012
The manufacturing sector suffered its worst quarter for nearly three years despite an “encouraging” performance in December, figures showed today.
Wednesday 10 August 2011
HSBC is in talks to sell its US credit card arm, with Capital One Financial seen as the leading buyer for the $30bn (£18.5bn)-plus business.
Thursday 21 July 2011
Chancellor George Osborne has remained on track to meet his annual borrowing target, despite figures today showing a bigger than expected rise last month.
Wednesday 22 June 2011
The rumour mill turned its attention back towards Man Group last night, as reheated speculation that the world's biggest listed hedge fund manager could be a target helped it to surge up the blue-chip index's leaderboard.
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