(Bloomberg) -- U.K. government bonds rose, pushing 10- and 30-year rates down to records this week, as investors sought higher-yielding alternatives to euro-area debt and on speculation Bank of England borrowing costs will stay subdued.
Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev reacts as he attends the Gaidar Forum 2015 ''Russia and the World: New Dimensions'' in Moscow, January 14, 2015.
The European Central Bank (ECB) announced an expanded quantitative easing (QE) program on Jan. 22. Starting in March 2015, the ECB will buy, on a monthly basis, 60 billions euros worth of euro area sovereign bonds and private sector securities.
This week's earnings report from Google didn't give bullish investors much to hang onto, but they found a hook anyway. The stock jumped 4.7% Friday, odd given that the Web giant's results from the previous afternoon missed nearly every analyst forecast.
Gary Lineker has denied reports he has been handed a �1.3million bill over funds tied up in an alleged tax avoidance scheme. The MotD host, 54, has been given a 90-day deadline by HM Revenue and Customs to repay the cash, according to The Sun.