Markets & Economy

  • 1 April 2015

    SCOTCH whisky exports have declined for a second straight year as political and economic factors caused the value of shipments to the US and China to tumble.

  • 31 March 2015

    UK economic growth in the fourth quarter of last year has been revised up slightly, although a fall in business investment highlights a continuing lack of balance in the recovery.

  • 31 March 2015

    London's top-flight share index was hit by a bout of profit-taking as it fell sharply on the last day of a broadly positive quarter for stocks.

  • 30 March 2015
  • 30 March 2015

    Marks & Spencer's latest performance will be in focus as sales in its troubled clothing division come under further scrutiny - while travel agent Thomas Cook and B&Q owner Kingfisher are also due to update the City on progress.

  • 29 March 2015

    Our share tips struggled to keep pace with the flying footsie over the first quarter of this year with the total value of our four portfolios showing a gain of 7.25% when we carried out our review of progress on Wednesday, only marginally ahead of the increase recorded by the Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 share index.

  • 26 March 2015

    The FTSE 100 Index fell sharply today as military action in the Middle East stoked oil prices and saw more than one per cent sliced off its value.

  • 25 March 2015

    Earnings prospects for travel giant TUI lifted it to the top of the blue-chip risers' board today as the wider FTSE 100 Index fell for the second session in a row.

  • 25 March 2015

    LENDING to companies by the major UK banks fell again in February, following a rise in January, the latest industry figures have shown.