A deal to boost global trade has been approved by the World Trade Organisation in a move that could be worth �1 billion a year to British businesses.
NatWest customers were today blocked from accessing online accounts after the bank's website was targeted by hackers. It was the bank's second computer crash in five days.
UK Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the government will extend capital gains tax to cover all property sold after April 2015 in the hope it will ease the pressure on house prices in the capital, which have risen by 10% in the last year.
Several senior former Barclays managers, including the banks former chief executive Bob Diamond, are to be called to give evidence in the first legal case involving a claim connected to Libor-rigging.
House prices surged by 7.7% annually in November, marking the fastest rate seen in six years, Halifax has reported. Halifax said the increase was the biggest seen since October 2007, as strengthened demand in the market combined with a lack of homes for ...