Markets & Economy

  • 2 September 2014

    Most large companies believe their workers need the government's free guidance on their pension at least a year before they retire, with 57 per cent saying it should be available five or 10 years in advance, a UK-wide employer survey has found.

  • 2 September 2014

    UK manufacturing growth slowed sharply and unexpectedly in August, and the sector has shown signs of particular weakness in Scotland in the last three months, separate surveys have shown.

  • 2 September 2014

    BANK lending to small and medium-sized firms in the UK fell sharply in July, on a net basis which takes into account repayments, official figures have shown.

  • 2 September 2014

    Investors continued to ditch supermarket stocks amid fears that Tesco's troubles will trigger a deepening of the price war in the beleaguered sector.

  • 28 August 2014

    GROWING employer confidence in the construction sector has sparked a 20 per cent increase in demand for both permanent and temporary recruits in the first half of 2014 compared with last year, according to talent specialist Hudson.

  • 28 August 2014

    BRITISH Chambers of Commerce has raised its forecasts of UK growth for 2014 and 2015, but warned of the dangers of over-reliance on consumer spending.

  • 28 August 2014

    SUPERMARket chains Sainsbury's and Tesco saw investors head for the checkouts as figures showed the latest evidence of how they are being squeezed at the hands of discount rivals.