BARCLAYS yesterday dodged a potentially embarrassing court case that could have become a landmark in the Libor-fixing scandal, as it settled out of court with a firm that had accused the bank of mis-selling and fraud.
FACTS are sacred, unlike mere subjective opinions – or so most sensible people believe. In reality, as every good French philosopher would tell you, what we trust to be objective data-based truths all too often turn out to be social constructs.
MANUFACTURERS and services firms are reporting the strongest investment and export growth in more than a century, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), suggesting they may begin to add more to the UK’s economic recovery.
ARCHITECTS Frank Gehry and Norman Foster unveiled their designs yesterday for the next phase of development at Battersea Power Station that will include 1,300 homes and a new high street forming the gateway to the landmark building.
Property agency Foxtons said yesterday its chief executive Michael Brown would be taking compassionate leave, and that its chairman and chief financial officer would work closely to ensure the smooth running of the business.
The Post Office yesterday unveiled its new range of mortgages using the Help to Buy loan guarantee scheme. Using the government support it will offer 95 per cent mortgages to house buyers with small deposits saved up.