With Carillion's bid for its rival dead in the water, Balfour Beatty can now concentrate on its public-private portfolio. Until now, the market has paid more attention to the potential �700m sale of Balfour's US design business Parsons Brinckerhoff.
The number of people who are self-employed has increased by over 730,000 in the past six years, but average income has slumped by 22 per cent, a new study has revealed.
The North Sea most eminent oil and gas tycoon has delivered a devastating blow to Alex Salmond's independence campaign by warning there are only 15 years of reserves left before its decline starts wreaking major damage on the Scottish economy.
Mortgage lending Figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show a large increase in mortgage lending for July. Photograph: Martin Keene/PA.
The UK's manufacturing sector performed strongly in the third quarter of the year, with the CBI's industrial trends survey reporting better than expected results.