LONDON - Back in September, when oil was still selling for close to $100 a barrel, North Sea energy reserves were the big prize at stake in Scotland's referendum on whether to secede from Britain.
iNVEZZ.com, Friday, December 19: Britain's blue-chip index has advanced in today's session, continuing yesterday's rally fuelled by the Federal Reserve's pledge to take a 'patient' approach to interest rate rises.
British shares enjoyed their best week for three years after the US Federal Reserve's promise to take a �patient� approach to interest rate rises sparked a global rally that helped the London stock market stage a recovery from its recent rout.
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
The �Black Friday� shopping frenzy has helped to drive British retail sales growth to a near 27-year high in the run-up to Christmas.