The Sunday Telegraph: The Scottish independence referendum has damaged the UKs image abroad and delayed overseas investment, says Sir Mike Rake president of the CBI.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has played down a report the government is preparing to abandon key budget cuts to pensions and family benefits.
The pound soared to two-year highs as relief that Scotland's voters decided to reject independence swept financial markets before surrendering its gains as the euphoria wore off.
The FTSE 100 Index lifted after the Scottish referendum No vote ended a long run of uncertainty for the London market. The FTSE 100 Index lifted after the Scottish referendum No vote ended a long run of uncertainty for the London market.
Some brokers said buyers were even making offers which were conditional on a No vote, while there were also warnings mortgage deals would have become harder to obtain if Scotland did become independent.