The yen tumbled to its lowest level in nearly seven years against the dollar on Friday, putting it on track for its biggest losses in 18 months, after the Bank of Japan shocked markets by unexpectedly easing policy further.
Political unrest in China is the greatest threat to the world economy, the founder of WPP said yesterday. Listing worries that have sapped confidence from global investors, Sir Martin Sorrell, boss of the advertising giant, said he had never seen a time with 'so ...
China's factory activity unexpectedly fell to a five-month low in October as firms fought slowing orders and rising costs in the cooling economy, reinforcing views that the country's growth outlook is hazy at best.
The United Kingdom's net contribution to the European Union increased by a third last year, to �11.3bn, according to new figures.
Britain is being hailed as the �self-employment capital� of Europe, giving people who work for themselves plenty to celebrate.