Shoppers from London, Glasgow, New York City and Washington, D.C., took part in Black Friday. The practice of offering low prices the day after Thanksgiving is spreading across the Atlantic.
Standard Chartered's credit rating has been downgraded by Standard & Poor's for the first time in 20 years because of a downturn in the group's performance and concerns over its rising exposure to credit losses.
The outlook for U.S. energy companies has dimmed, following a decision by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to keep pumping lots of crude oil, despite a global glut.
The lights are about to go out and Ofgem is trying to look muscular and settle scores. Tagged: Energy,; Sustainability,; Corporate Responsibility.
Irish Finance minister Michael Noonan said on Friday that the stronger performance of the U.S. and U.K. economies was proof of the efficacy of QE.