AstraZeneca Plc (AZN) rose to a record in London trading even after reporting a slump in first-quarter profit amid speculation that the U.K.
When Ben Bernanke launched US quantitative easing in late 2008, the Federal Reserve chairman threw a match into a box of fireworks: the subsequent rally in global share prices was dazzling.
The battle for Britain's shopping baskets is intensifying, with Co-op promising to plough more than �100m into lowering the price of basics such as bread, milk and bananas.
Scotland could end up with a banking system much like that of Iceland on the eve of the financial crisis if it votes for independence, according to a warning from one of the world's leading rating agencies.
LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) - British retail sales bounced back this month after a weak March, helped by sales from a later-than-usual Easter, the Confederation of British Industry said on Monday.