Economists say the approval slowdown supports predictions that house prices could decline by about 3% later this year. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA.
The London Stock Exchange is seen during ther morning rush hour in the City of London April 11, 2011. Britain's top shares rose on Monday, with banks firmer on relief about a report from the Independent Commission on Banking, but some investors were ...
Shareholders in ARM Holdings have overwhelmingly backed SoftBank's �24.3bn takeover offer in a vote held this afternoon, quelling cries from influential quarters that the deal should be blocked.
On each side of the Atlantic the siren songs of economic protectionism, nativism and populism are tempting politicians and voters, and testing the alliance's resilience, to an extent rarely seen in the post-1945 US-European relationship.
Cadbury owner Mondelez has scrapped its pursuit of rival Hershey to create the world's biggest chocolate company after failing to sweeten its $23bn (�17bn) offer enough to tempt its target to do a deal.