Two members of the Bank of England's interest rate setting committee maintained a hawkish stance on interest rates this month and voted for a second time to raise rates.
Minister for Finance Michael Noonan says Government agrees with OECD that there is no point in establishing special tax code for the digital economy.
World stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday, buoyed by hopes that the Federal Reserve will not speed up plans to raise interest rates and reports that China is providing extra liquidity to major state banks.
BSkyB today suffered a blow when its offer to buy out the independent shareholders in Sky Deutschland was dismissed as too low, although it should not derail the British firm's plan to create a European pay-TV giant.
A number of FTSE 250 companies have seen sharp share price movements after their latest updates. The standout performer so far is JD Sports Fashion, up 27p to 435p after it said it would report full year results at the top end of expectations, following a ...