The Fed’s use of the word “weather”, vulnerable high street profits, gold’s revival, and the economic effects of the Ukraine crisis.
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The Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, has told CNBC that there will be no international recognition of the referendum aking the people of Crimea if they wish to join the Russian Federation.
Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the country could ban Facebook and Youtube after local elections on 30 March, because, he claims, it’s being used by his political opponents to discredit him.
RUSSIAN officials accused of orchestrating the invasion of Ukraine face a US travel ban, are set to have their assets frozen and will be stopped from doing business with American firms, under an order signed by President Obama yesterday.
THE RECLUSIVE founder of Bitcoin was yesterday revealed as a 64-year-old Japanese-American man living in California, according to Newsweek – but the man himself denied his involvement in the digital currency.
THE UK’S financial services sector has the potential to add £62bn to GDP by 2020, with practically half of the rise in productivity expected to come from London, according to research published this morning.
MORE recruiters in London are reporting rising salaries for newly advertised jobs than at any point in the last six and a half years, suggesting that a rapidly firming labour market is finally starting to drive up wages.
THE EURO strengthened against other major currencies yesterday, following the European Central Bank’s (ECB) decision not to ease monetary policy further, and official forecasts of low inflation for years to come.
WHILE the salient facts surrounding insurer Aviva yesterday focused on its encouraging profits and ongoing turnaround, there was one nugget of information which might have failed to catch the eye – the biggest pension trade in history.
CHEQUES should be cashed via mobile apps, the Treasury said yesterday, saving time and effort in paying in the funds.
The new technology is another step in reducing visits to branches, cutting costs for banks.
OFGEM yesterday said that it is going to investigate UK Power Networks’ (UKPN) and SSE’s performance during the Christmas storms, after the two electricity distribution network operators were found to have been the slowest in responding to custome