Markets & Economy

  • 7 July 2015

    Hopes for putting Britain's factories at the centre of the economic recovery suffered another setback as official figures showed the manufacturing sector fell for the second month in a row in May.

  • 6 July 2015

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has upgraded its rating for Bangladesh, in a move that should make it easier for local entrepreneurs and banks to secure credit, the country's central bank governor said on Sunday.

  • 6 July 2015
  • 6 July 2015

    Retailers will take centre stage this week as high street bellwether Marks & Spencer updates on trading and faces shareholders at its annual general meeting, while investors will also gather for the Sainsbury's AGM to hear how its boss plans to turn the grocer around.

  • 5 July 2015

    Most of our share tips managed to keep their cool last week as stock market suffered wild swings in both directions on the latest twists and turns in the epic Greek financial saga.

  • 5 July 2015

    Scots would prefer tax cuts to spending on welfare and pensions if given the chance to take control of the chancellor's emergency budget this week.

  • 4 July 2015

    Britain's dominant services sector has expanded more than expected but a separate survey suggested economic growth may have cooled towards the end of the second quarter of the year.