Chancellor George Osborne has announced the government will step up the privatisation of Lloyds by adopting a six-month trading plan to sell more of the state-owned shares in the bailed-out bank.
The rouble has gained 2.8 per cent today following a 9.3 per cent rise yesterday. One US dollar, worth as much as 80 roubles in intraday trading this week, is now back below 60.
There is a rally in world share prices as the US central bank suggests rate rises are unlikely in the short term. 06:58, UK, Thursday 18 December 2014.
He is the author of a report which says governments were under too much public pressure to spend, and ignored some of the warning signs about the economy.
Air traffic control company Nats has confirmed it is calculating a rebate for airlines in the wake of the aviation disruption. It comes as the firm's chief executive told MPs as many as 120 flights were cancelled and 500 delayed by an average of 45 minutes during ...