Japan’s private sector is losing faith in prime minister Shinzo Abe’s “shock and awe” tactics to revive the world’s third biggest economy after worrying figures today showed business investment flat-lining in the latest quarter
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Wednesday 11 July 2012
At least 10 people died in the blast, and dozens more were injured, including seven critically after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside a police academy in the Yemen capital Sanaa, a security official said.
Friday 22 June 2012
The world's most powerful female regulator?
Wednesday 20 June 2012
Laura Pendergest-Holt, the former chief investment officer for Allen Stanford, has agreed to plead guilty and will receive a three-year prison sentence for her role in a $7bn (£4.5bn) fraud. Earlier this month, the former billionaire Stanford was sentenced to 110 years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme in which he stole money from investors around the world to finance an extravagant lifestyle.
Tuesday 19 June 2012
The Walkie-Talkie skyscraper in London has its first major tenant after Markel signed up yesterday.
Friday 01 June 2012
The Square Mile was clearly in a greedy mood yesterday. Those hungry for takeover activity may have had a £1.7bn deal to savour, but there was still appetite for more. As a result, following the news that Logica's days of independence were numbered, the search was on to find out who was next in line.
'Ungrateful little wretch': Piers Morgan responds to Jeremy Paxman's claim that he had taught him how to phone hack
Wednesday 23 May 2012
Piers Morgan has responded to the claim that he told Jeremy Paxman how to access people's voicemail messages, branding him an "ungrateful little wretch".
Friday 11 May 2012
Martin Currie, the Edinburgh-based fund management giant, has been hit with a £3.5m fine by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) for conflict of interest over a series of bond investments.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
François Hollande and his partner, Valerie Trierweiler, face two pressing questions which usually dog much younger couples. Should they get married? And where will they live?
Saturday 07 April 2012
Bid teams have started forming to manage the Ministry of Defence's £23bn property estate ahead of a selection process that could start as early as next week.
Thursday 05 April 2012
Tin hats were very much in demand yesterday. With red covering trading screens across the Square Mile, one of the worst-hit on the mid-tier index was Logica after the resignation of one of the IT outsourcer's top brass revived fears over its troublesome Benelux operations.
Monday 02 April 2012
- 1 Gurdwaras-turned-food banks: Sikh temples are catering for rise in Britain’s hungry
- 2 Council bans use of word ‘Commie’ – but ‘fascist’ and ‘Nazi’ are fine
- 3 The poorest pay the price for austerity: Workers face biggest fall in living standards since Victorian era
- 4 Newly vegan Beyoncé wears fox fur to dine in meat free restaurant
- 5 'I'm experiencing austerity as well', says Princess Michael of Kent