Bank of England governor Mark Carney has insisted the UK's poor trading performance and household debt mountain are no reason to panic as he challenged "pessimists" who believe the recovery could falter.
George Osborne's claim that household disposable incomes are higher than at the start of the financial crisis is �inconceivable�, according to the Government's fiscal watchdog.
... Print. * Lloyds to sell remaining 21 pct stake in wealth manager. * Lloyds expects to make 95 mln stg from sale. * Sale will improve core tier 1 by 24 basis points.
First Minister Alex Salmond has been urged to make public any research the Scottish Government has carried out on the impact independence would have on the cost of people's weekly shopping bills.
HSBC has sounded out investors about a flotation of its UK arm, in a move that would realise value from its high street banking business and address regulatory pressures.