(Bloomberg) -- U.K. government bonds rose, pushing 10- and 30-year rates down to records this week, as investors sought higher-yielding alternatives to euro-area debt and on speculation Bank of England borrowing costs will stay subdued.
The collapse in oil prices has helped to push the euro zone deeper into deflation, strengthening the case for the European Central Bank's landmark decision to begin buying government bonds later this year to stave off a serious bout of falling prices in the ...
Labour has seized on the IFS figures as evidence that Britain was trapped in a 'cost of living crisis'. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images.
This week's earnings report from Google didn't give bullish investors much to hang onto, but they found a hook anyway. The stock jumped 4.7% Friday, odd given that the Web giant's results from the previous afternoon missed nearly every analyst forecast.
Washington: The US economy had its best year since 2010 last year even as the growth rate slowed in the final three months of 2014 with weak investment and surging imports along with other factors offsetting a burst in consumer spending.