'Sales joy' for UK retailers

Retailers have enjoyed a surge in sales over the past 12 months, buoyed by a boost in consumer spending.

27 May 2015

'Further rise' in petrol prices

Prices at the pumps continue to rise, despite negative inflation, with drivers of petrol vehicles hit the hardest.

26 May 2015

FTSE 100 boosted by China stimulus

With a bright Bank Holiday weekend forecast for most of the UK, things are also looking brighter for the FTSE 100.

22 May 2015

Interest rate vote was unanimous

Policy makers at the Bank of England voted unanimously to once again keep interest rates on hold.

21 May 2015

Slow start for yearly mortgage lending

Fewer people made it onto the first rung of the property ladder during a slow start to the year, figures show.

20 May 2015

New job creation Bill to cut red tape

A new bill which plans to generate 2 million jobs before 2020 should also save companies £10 billion-plus by cutting bureaucracy.

19 May 2015

Corporate updates boost FTSE 100

London shares banished disappointment over a run of poor economic figures in the United States as attention focused on decent corporate updates.

18 May 2015

Bank leader calls for speedy EU poll

The governor of the Bank of England has called for an EU membership referendum as quickly as practically possible

15 May 2015

Bank revises forecasts for growth

The UK economy will grow 2.5% by the end of the year and not 2.9%, the Bank of England says.

14 May 2015

Share prices rally after investment worries

House builders and retailers are among the FTSE 100 Index firms whose shares have rallied.

13 May 2015

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