The Government remains on track to miss its borrowing target this year, despite stronger income from tax and VAT receipts last month.
Business growth across Europe and in China slowed this month, surveys showed today, providing more evidence that the world economy is stuttering and may need more monetary stimulus to keep it going.
LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in drugmaker AstraZeneca have climbed more than 7 percent this week, fuelled by speculation of renewed takeover interest from Pfizer, following an abortive $118 billion (71 billion pounds) takeover attempt in May.
People walk past a closed McDonald's restaurant, one of four temporarily closed by the state food safety watchdog, in Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters.
The Teton Mountain Range stands in the background of the annual Jackson Hole economic symposium, sponsored by the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank.