STRASBOURG, France - The European Union is planning to put billions of euros of its budget at risk as part of a plan to entice pension funds, insurance companies and other major investors to put the cash on their balance sheets to work financing ...
Shop owners are braced for a long period of intense price competition kicking off this week. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian.
Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi talks to journalists before a meeting of OPEC oil ministers in Vienna in this June 11, 2014 file photo.
A dog walker posts a letter in a Royal Mail post box in Maybury near Woking in southern England March 25, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Luke MacGregor.
LONDON (Reuters) - British business investment unexpectedly fell in the third quarter of 2014 and growth relied heavily on household spending once again, raising fresh questions about the resilience of the economy's recovery.