Posts Tagged ‘UK’

Market alarm as US fails to control biggest debt in history

US Treasuries last week suffered their biggest two-day sell-off since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. The borrowing costs of the government of the world’s largest economy have now risen by a quarter over the past four weeks. View full post on UK Business Stories

Questor plus: Old King Coal

Coal has been over-looked, despite some tempting prospects. View full post on UK Business Stories

Merkel rejects debt crisis proposals

German chancellor says EU’s €440bn rescue fund is big enough and that the bloc’s treaties does not allow for the creation of a Europe-wide bond View full post on UK Business Stories

Europe’s leaders at odds over bond plan

Europe’s leaders face fresh splits over how to tackle the eurozone’s crisis after being urged to create a market for joint European government bonds View full post on UK Business Stories

British workforces ‘not geared up’ to employ older workers

A study finds a third of people in their fifties battle breathlessness at work, which affects performance. View full post on UK Business Stories

The buck stops with Douglas Flint

There’s nothing like a bit of tradition to kick off proceedings – especially when it concerns the company embroiled in the most exciting board upheaval of 2010 – so far, anyway. View full post on UK Business Stories

Snow causes distribution problems

Delivery firms, retailers and petrol suppliers say snow across the UK has hampered services. View full post on Business Stories

Carnival cruises up on choppy day for FTSE 100

As anxieties around European debt contagion intensified, the markets sickened, with indices across the continent taking a turn for the worse. View full post on UK Business Stories

Lanvin is great for the catwalk, but not for the high street

The Alber Elbaz collection reveals the great gulf between the fashionable and the wearable, says Jenny McCartney View full post on UK Business Stories

Credit card holders spending £200 a month online

Nearly three-quarters of credit card-holders regularly use their plastic to buy things online, spending an average of nearly £200 a month. Related Stories Save £67m by sending Christmas cards second class Sportingbet sees smartphone boom Average pay rises remain ‘below inflation’ Dixons cuts losses but sales slow ‘We’re worried about cash – but not saving […]