Standard Chartered board backs execs

Standard Chartered bank has backed its chief executive and chairman after media reports that they are under pressure to stand down.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:49 am

London Market Report

Shares in Kingfisher and Easyjet fall after disappointing earnings updates.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:35 am

Alstom charged with corruption

Alston Network, a UK subsidiary of the giant French engineering group Alstom, has been charged with corruption by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:21 am

Unipart Automotive sheds 1,200 jobs

More than 1,200 jobs are lost from Solihull-based car parts firm Unipart Automotive as it goes into administration.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:19 am

'Act now' on tax credit renewal

Hundreds of thousands of people have a week to renew their tax credits or face losing the payments, HM Revenue and Customs says.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:11 am

Spanish unemployment below 25%

The unemployment rate in Spain falls below 25% for the first time in two years, as the economy begins to grow.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:07 am

Ex-Portuguese bank boss arrested

Ricardo Salgado, the former boss of the troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES) is arrested in Lisbon.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 5:41 am

European Central Bank website hacked

The website of the European Central Bank has been hacked, with personal information stolen, but the bank says no market sensitive data was compromised.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 4:34 am

VIDEO: 'Cheesegrater' construction complete

Building work is completed on the tallest skyscraper in the City of London.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 4:23 am

UK retail sales continue to grow

The volume of goods sold in the UK's shops, stores and supermarkets continues to grow, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 4:20 am

LG Electronics sees big profit jump

LG Electronics sees a big jump in second quarter profit, due to turnaround in its mobile phone division.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 3:55 am

Websites frozen in pension campaign

Eighteen websites have been suspended and arrests made during a campaign, being revamped on Thursday, against pensions cash "predators".

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 3:19 am

Watchdog launches full energy probe

The Competition and Markets Authority launches a full investigation of the UK energy market.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 3:13 am

South Korea unveils $40bn stimulus

South Korea unveils a $40bn stimulus package to help boost the economy after the latest figures show a slowdown in growth.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 3:13 am

Bigger payout for power cut victims

People whose power is cut off for long spells during bad weather will be eligible for much higher compensation payments.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 2:30 am

Google to face Europe data watchdogs

Google will meet data regulators from across the EU to discuss the implications of the controversial "right to be forgotten" ruling.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 2:11 am

Labour considers sport betting levy

A betting levy to help fund community facilities and treat gambling addiction is among proposals considered by Labour in a "long-term innovative plan for sport".

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 9:51 pm

China manufacturing growth speeds up

China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace in 18 months in July, an initial survey by HSBC shows, the latest sign that its economy may be stabilising.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 9:34 pm

VIDEO: Facebook profits surge on mobile ads

Facebook has reported a 138% jump in net income in the second quarter on booming advertising revenue.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 8:28 pm

VIDEO: Wine fraudster to be sentenced in US

Rudy Kurniawan, who manufactured phony vintage wine in his kitchen, will be sentenced for fraud on Thursday.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 8:24 pm

The rise of solo dining

The restaurants that love solo diners

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 6:00 pm

'Risk of debt peril' when rates rise

A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 6:00 pm

Facebook reports surge in profits

Social networking firm, Facebook has reported that profits more than doubled in its second quarter on a jump in advertising revenue.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 5:21 pm

Digesting China's latest food scare

Digesting China's latest food scandal

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 4:44 pm

IMF forecasts lower US growth

The IMF is lowering its forecast for US economic growth to a "disappointing" 1.7%, the second downgrade this year.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 1:39 pm