Central banks can create money. That gives them the power to move markets - and with them, the terms of trade between the world's economic blocs - with only a few words.
You might have thought that the mis-selling scandal relating to payment protection insurance couldn't get any worse. It is already the costliest in history with the bill at �23 billion and rising: this week, Lloyds revealed that it had set aside another �900 million, ...
The threat of a triple-dip recession in the eurozone, civil unrest in China and the Ebola crisis have created an unprecedented number of headwinds for the global economy, according to the chief executive of WPP.
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' �218m of the UK's �2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds originally issued by Winston Churchill.
The energy giants faced fresh demands today to cut people's bills after wholesale gas prices slumped to a new low. An outraged industry boss said it beggared belief that the Big Six suppliers had still not passed on the savings to millions of customers.