Fears that advanced economies, including Britain, might have entered a phase of �secular stagnation� were rejected last night by the Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney.
The improving UK economy underpinned a rapid expansion of Premier Inn hotels and the Costa Coffee shop chain to boost sales at Whitbread.
LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyds Bank boosted its capital by 685 million pounds ($1.1 billion) through the sale of its remaining stake in wealth manager St James's Place, raising expectations it can start paying dividends again.
A member of the official Yes Scotland campaign's team of executive directors said it would be �great� if Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Asda pulled out of the country following victory in next year's referendum.
George Osborne's claim that household disposable incomes are higher than at the start of the financial crisis is �inconceivable�, according to the Government's fiscal watchdog.