Confidence encourages spending. If you believe your career prospects are on the up, you're more likely to borrow because you think that a pay rise may be around the corner.
SINGAPORE Oil prices fell in thin trade on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar strengthened, but losses were curbed by a likely drawdown in U.S.
HONG KONG Asian shares stumbled to near 2-1/2-month lows on Tuesday and the U.S. dollar pared some of its recent losses as investors worried about the likelihood of a U.S.
Investors' perceptions of the UK have become markedly gloomier over the past 12 months, driven by fears over a potential British exit from the EU and by concerns over high property prices and deteriorating infrastructure.
The first fracking operation in England since a ban was lifted in 2012 has been approved. North Yorkshire County Council considered a bid by Third Energy to extract shale gas at a site near Kirby Misperton in Ryedale.