Despite today's rally, the recent slump in the oil price would make a big dent in the finances of an independent Scotland. The Financial Times reports that: Scotland's North Sea revenues would have slumped to one fifth of Holyrood's preferred forecasts in its ...
Senior financiers in London are predicting a 21% boost in bonuses for 2014 despite regulatory crackdowns and a raft of banking industry scandals.
A majority of UK businesses plan to expand their workforce in 2015, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Accenture.
Britain's job-rich recovery will strengthen next year, with robust growth in permanent employment paving the way for the broadest rise in real pay since before the financial crisis, according to a respected survey.
The domination of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) over the global energy market has come to an end, according to a former head of the oil cartel.