THE belief that the first rise in UK base rates is now unlikely to come before next year has been reinforced significantly by minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee's September meeting.
The world wants Scotland to vote No this week.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has scaled back its economic growth forecasts with a warning that bullish financial markets are failing to price in mounting global risks.
THE prospect of another round of merger deals in the drinks industry failed to drag the FTSE 100 Index into positive territory.
As a businessman I considered the question to be posed this Thursday and looked at the numbers.