Philip Hammond is not a man known for political surprises. Spreadsheet Phil, as he probably doesn't like to be called, prefers to keep any rabbits that might be hopping around Whitehall stuffed deep in the Treasury's public spending hat.
The Bank of England has made "big improvements" in its ability to forecast the UK economy, the Bank's chief economist has told MPs.
Feb 21 (Reuters) - The euro zone's economy improved sharply this month and enjoyed some rare positive news about jobs, with French business activity unexpectedly matching that in big beast Germany just as its presidential race heats up.
Anglo American on Tuesday called an end to forced asset sales after the mining company swung back to profit and reduced its debts last year because of an unexpected surge in commodity prices and cost cutting at its operations.
In this photo taken on Feb. 15, 2017, a large yacht floats anchored Sailing Yacht A was on its way to be delivered Melnichenko when the shipbuilders filed court papers for its impounding.