Posts Tagged ‘uk business’

Successful Italy bond auction lifts mood

Short-term funding costs fall by half to 3.25%, down from a euro-era record of 6.5% last month, but late-day volatility sees selling pressure return View full post on UK Business Stories

Business quiz of the year, 2011

Blunders, bribes, bowing – how much can you recall from an eventful year? View full post on UK Business Stories

Protesters pile pressure on Putin

Pressure on Vladimir Putin mounts as tens of thousands of protesters call for fresh elections View full post on UK Business Stories

Call for QE to stave off euro deflation

‘I would see no reason why such an instrument, tailor-made for the specific characteristics of the euro area, should not be used’ View full post on UK Business Stories

Asia shares drift lower on Europe concerns

Carmakers lose ground on fears that debt crisis will curb Asian exports to the eurozone View full post on UK Business Stories

Draghi warns on eurozone break-up

ECB president breaks taboo while playing down market expectations about bank’s role in fighting crisis View full post on UK Business Stories

UK strikes back at French criticism

France’s finance minister says the economy is in better shape than Britain’s, despite estimates that it has slipped into recession View full post on UK Business Stories

RIM co-chiefs’ salaries cut to $1 each amid crisis

Heads of troubled smartphone group respond to falling profits and vow to launch an extensive advertising campaign around new products early next year View full post on UK Business Stories

Cern ‘tantalises’ on ‘God particle’ discovery

Scientists say results on Higgs boson experiments are less clear-cut than some of the more enthusiastic speculation suggested View full post on UK Business Stories

Asian shares slide as EU deal glow fades

Markets went into retreat amid fears of recession in Europe, after rating agencies warned last week’s summit did little to resolve the crisis View full post on UK Business Stories