When I was a child, Radio 4 was permanently on in the kitchen, and I still listen to it at every opportunity. I have never been a great fan of the Archers, but it has been a constant in my life, despite the banal story lines.
As the Prime Minister stood up in parliament to proclaim Britain "will not be paying" the €2bn bill that landed on his doorstep last week, a senior member of the European Commission was warning the British government that not to pay would be to "o
George Osborne's plans to create a "northern powerhouse" by cutting the time it takes to travel between Manchester and Leeds in half, have been embraced in a new report published by David Higgins today.
Petra Diamonds’s first quarter revenue jumped 55 per cent, boosted by the sale of a 122 carat blue diamond.
Revenue jumped to $100.8m (£62.1m) in the first quarter, up from $65.1m for quarter one last year.
British banks received the thumbs up from European authorities yesterday as the big four all passed continent-wide stress tests – but the Bank of England warned UK institutions they are not yet in the clear.
Europe's largest flight comparison firm, eDreams Odigeo, is mulling legal action after its shares tanked nearly 60 per cent on Friday when Iberia and British Airways (BA) pulled tickets from three of its websites.
Ancient Italian bank Monte dei Paschi failed the European stress tests by far and away the biggest margin, the authorities said yesterday, highlighting the dire state of the country’s financial sector.
Voters in Ukraine have backed pro-European President Petro Poroshenko following a fraught election campaign, as the nation battles to recover from intense fighting with separatists in the east of the country.
THE STEEP underperformance of shares in eDreams, which were suspended at the end of last week, has shone a critical light on the advice of STJ Advisors – the firm set up by former Nomura banker John St John in 2008.
David Cameron and George Osborne will today throw their weight behind a third high-speed rail network, HS3, to connect northern cities and towns and grow the HS2 project into a bigger transport shake-up for the UK.
The Qatar Investment Authority is understood to have made a £1.1bn offer for the HSBC tower, seeing off the likes of China Life and Ping An to become the preferred bidder in one of the biggest-ever UK property deals.
SMALL firms’ costs must be brought down if the economy is to recover and employment is to rise, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said today, launching a new campaign to pressure candidates in next year’s general election to back SMEs.
TROUBLED small businesses will be treated transparently and openly when banks look at restructuring their operations, the big banks pledged this weekend, a year after a damaging row about failing firms.
Management at Hatfield colliery in South Yorkshire must convince electricity generators, including Drax, EDF and Eon, to continue paying more than the market price for its coal before the end of the year, or face closure in 2016.