The number of mortgages being approved by banks and building societies is at its lowest for a year and a half, according to Bank of England figures.
Investment into the UK boomed last year as firms from around the world backed a record 2,213 British projects, including infrastructure developments, manufacturing plants and life sciences projects.
The London Stock Exchange is seen during ther morning rush hour in the City of London April 11, 2011. Britain's top shares rose on Monday, with banks firmer on relief about a report from the Independent Commission on Banking, but some investors were ...
Shares in Braemar Shipping Services were on the rocks on Tuesday as the company confirmed it has been the latest to feel the pinch from the downturn in shipbroking.
Snacks giant Mondelez International is abandoning its takeover bid for American confectioner Hershey after its $23bn (�18bn) offer was rejected.