London Market Report

The pound falls after a poll for the Sun and the Times indicates a rise in support for the pro-Scottish independence "Yes" campaign.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 3:58 am

Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'

Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 3:20 am

PPI complaint levels remain high

Complaints about payment protection insurance (PPI) have fallen after last year's record, but remain at historically high levels, according to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:55 am

Mining tax repealed by Australia

Australia scraps a controversial mining tax after the government strikes a deal with business tycoon Clive Palmer's political party.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:45 am

Water stress 'may curtail fracking'

Water shortages could hinder fracking for shale oil and gas in many parts of the world, the World Resources Institute says.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:36 am

British activist in Thailand trial

A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:25 am

Brown issues warning over UK debt

Gordon Brown says an independent Scotland would become "an international outcast" if it refused to accept a share of UK debt.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:42 am

Japan wage growth surges in July

Japanese wages unexpectedly log their strongest increase since 1997, which may provide a boost to consumer confidence and spending.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 10:14 pm

Premier League clubs' spending spree

Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 8:48 pm

Vacuum cleaner debate hots up

How to beat new EU rules on vacuum cleaners.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 6:33 pm

Payday loan hardship cases 'up 42%'

The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 6:30 pm

Windows XP: Your upgrade experiences

Readers share their experiences of replacing their operating system

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 6:19 pm

The students behind Nigeria's online jobs giant

The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 6:11 pm

Saving America’s honeybees

Can America's honeybees be saved?

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 6:06 pm

Obama renews minimum wage push

President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 4:28 pm

London Market Report

Shares in Tesco fall further following news that a major shareholder in the supermarket has cut its stake.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 12:38 pm

Russia and China launch gas pipeline

Russia and China begin the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 7:13 am

Consumer borrowing jumps in July

The amount of new money being borrowed by consumers soared to more than £1bn in July, according to the Bank of England.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 6:16 am

Woodford sells HSBC over fine fears

One of the UK's most high-profile fund managers, Neil Woodford, says he decided to sell his holding in HSBC because he is worried about "fine inflation".

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 5:25 am

Airport expansion 'critical' for UK

A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 4:45 am

UK manufacturing growth 'slows'

Activity in the UK's manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 14 months in August, a survey finds, while a separate study also suggests a slowdown.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 4:19 am

Euro manufacturing at 13-month low

Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 4:06 am

Heineken sells Mexico packaging unit

Heineken sells its Mexican packaging business to US firm Crown Holdings in a deal worth $1.23bn (£740m).

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 2:17 am

China factory growth misses forecast

China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 9:13 pm

How do you break up an 'old lady'?

How do you safely scrap an 'old lady'?

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 6:02 pm