Wed May 22, 2013 11:03am EDT. * Market operators had expected a 0.1 percent rise. * Sales rose by 0.7 percent in volume terms. By David Ljunggren.
Ed Miliband has criticised Google over its tax affairs - at an event the search giant organised. Mr Miliband accused the firm of going to 'extraordinary lengths' to avoid paying taxes as he appeared as a keynote speaker at Google's Big Tent event.
George Osborne yesterday revealed that the Government will set out its strategy �to return RBS and Lloyds to the private sector� after the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards' final report is published next month.
Ben Bernanke said the US Federal Reserve could start slowing down the pace of its asset purchases �in the next few meetings�, but only if the labour market shows sustained improvement.
Nationwide has increased its share of the British mortgage market to a record level, helped by government-funded programmes to support housebuyers, such as the Bank of England's Funding for Lending Scheme.