Markets & Economy

  • 24 January 2015

    LARGE-scale consolidation has been predicted for the oil and gas industry in 2015 by an influential sector analyst, which warns companies around the world will need to cut costs by as much as $170 billion to maintain net debt at 2014 levels.

  • 23 January 2015

    U.S.

  • 23 January 2015

    The FTSE 100 Index recorded its biggest weekly gain since 2011 today as telecoms shares lifted on the prospect of consolidation in the sector.

  • 23 January 2015

    China's manufacturing growth stalled for the second straight month in January and companies had to cut prices at a faster clip to win new business, adding to worries about growing deflationary pressures in the economy, a private survey showed.

  • 23 January 2015

    THE United Kingdom is a long way from the kind of deflation that could be damaging a policy maker at the Bank of England has said.

  • 23 January 2015

    A NEW brewers' collective has been launched to help ensure the industry capitalises on the wave of consumer interest in craft beer made in Scotland.

  • 23 January 2015

    Adopt an Intern, Scotland's unique service for graduates and businesses, is predicting a record year in 2015 as it prepares to celebrate its fifth anniversary.

  • 22 January 2015

    European Union rules to keep insurance companies stable will not be an excuse for regulators to ramp up capital requirements for insurers in Britain, a senior Bank of England official said on Thursday.

  • 22 January 2015

    The London market rose for the sixth day in a row after the European Central Bank (ECB) said it would pump one trillion euros (£770 billion) into the eurozone economy.

  • 22 January 2015

    THE two members of the Monetary Policy Committee who had been pushing unsuccessfully for an immediate rise in UK base rates since last August have abandoned this stance, it has emerged.