Scotland 'would face £1.1bn public sector pension black hole'

RSS icon01:00pm 18 September 2014

Rising costs of public sector pensions would likely impose a significant £1.1bn pressure on an already strained Scottish budget, a Centre for Policy Studies report has warned.

Insurers 'uncertain' about Solvency II implementation, says KPMG

RSS icon01:00pm 18 September 2014

With just over a year before the Solvency II implementation, the insurance industry is 'beset with uncertainty', a KPMG report claimed today.

ASX plans A$65m investment in Yieldbroker 

RSS icon12:55pm 18 September 2014

Australian exchange seeks first foray into OTC derivatives trading with a A$65m investment in local electronic trading platform Yieldbroker

Kiwi dollar is victim of fundamentals

RSS icon12:07pm 18 September 2014

Quarter-on-quarter growth of 0.7% shows the cycle may have peaked as falling commodity prices and waning demand from China are felt

Six convicted of 'pyramid scheme'

RSS icon11:36am 18 September 2014

Six women are convicted of operating a "pyramid" scheme in south-west England and south Wales, in which thousands of investors lost money.

Alibaba set to announce share price

RSS icon11:34am 18 September 2014

Chinese online giant Alibaba is expected to set the price of its shares later in what could be a record-breaking initial public offering in New York.

Alibaba set to announce share price

RSS icon11:34am 18 September 2014

Chinese online giant Alibaba is expected to set the price of its shares later in what could be a record-breaking initial public offering in New York.

Northeast hopes to woo Scottish business

RSS icon11:26am 18 September 2014

England’s border region hopes to attract Scottish companies looking to relocate if there is a Yes vote in Thursday’s independence referendum

NewsCorp: Google platform for piracy

RSS icon11:21am 18 September 2014

NewsCorp's chief executive writes strongly worded letter calling for a tougher approach from the EU to search giant Google.

NewsCorp: Google platform for piracy

RSS icon11:21am 18 September 2014

NewsCorp's chief executive writes strongly worded letter calling for a tougher approach from the EU to search giant Google.

India and China sign landmark deals

RSS icon11:10am 18 September 2014

India and China sign 12 agreements, one of which will see China investing $20bn in India's infrastructure over five years.

Vacuum boost for UK retail sales

RSS icon11:09am 18 September 2014

UK retail sales rose by 0.4% in August, helped by sales of high-powered vacuum cleaners ahead of new EU regulations.

Vacuum cleaner boost for retail sales

RSS icon11:09am 18 September 2014

UK retail sales rose by 0.4% during August, helped by shoppers looking to snap up high-powered vacuum cleaners ahead of an EU ban on the products.

Mortgage appetite 'starting to wane'

RSS icon11:04am 18 September 2014

Borrowers' appetite for home loans is "starting to wane" despite an annual rise in mortgage lending, a lenders' group says.

Mortgage appetite 'starting to wane'

RSS icon11:04am 18 September 2014

Borrowers' appetite for home loans is "starting to wane" despite an annual rise in mortgage lending, a lenders' group says.

Visa considers options on Monitise stake

RSS icon10:39am 18 September 2014

Visa has gradually sold its Monitise stake down from 15% to 5.5% and has now appointed bankers to advise it on what to do with the rest

Bondholders offer Phones 4U deal

RSS icon10:34am 18 September 2014

Holders of bonds issued by stricken retailer Phones 4U have said they will cut back what they are owed in an effort to save the business.

Just Retirement shifts focus to recover

RSS icon10:20am 18 September 2014

Annuity provider is moving into new areas, including wholesale bulk-purchase annuities and lifetime mortgage loans, in wake of Budget shake-up

Sony shares tumble on loss warning

RSS icon10:17am 18 September 2014

Sony shares plunged by up to 12% in Tokyo trading after it warned of a bigger than expected annual loss because of its mobile business.

Sony shares tumble on loss warning

RSS icon10:17am 18 September 2014

Sony shares plunged by up to 12% in Tokyo trading after it warned of a bigger than expected annual loss because of its mobile business.

Clash over car tax disc changes

RSS icon10:03am 18 September 2014

Motorist organisation, the RAC, and the DVLA have clashed over the policing of car tax with claims of increased evasion amid changes to the system.

Clash over car tax disc changes

RSS icon10:03am 18 September 2014

Motorist organisation, the RAC, and the DVLA have clashed over the policing of car tax with claims of increased evasion amid changes to the system.

FTSE’s Scottish stocks higher

RSS icon09:54am 18 September 2014

London markets are flat on the day Scotland goes to the polls, but several of the risers in early trade are those based north of the border

FTSE’s Scottish stocks higher

RSS icon09:54am 18 September 2014

London markets are flat on the day Scotland goes to the polls, but several of the risers in early trade are those based north of the border

SNB again pledges to defend the Swiss franc

RSS icon09:22am 18 September 2014

The Swiss National Bank maintains its 1.20 floor against the euro and pledges to do what is necessary to ward off the threat of deflation

Negative interest rates far from absurd

RSS icon09:15am 18 September 2014

The need for action against eurozone deflation threats has forced out the boundaries of financial economics

Yield-hungry markets overlook credit risk

RSS icon09:02am 18 September 2014

Companies that share same credit rating do not necessarily have same risk profile. A more discerning approach to corporate debt investing is needed

Bond markets clash with Fed on rates

RSS icon08:47am 18 September 2014

The focus is moving from the timing of a first rate rise, to how fast they will rise, and bond markets disagree with the Fed’s forecasts

Use of euro-renminbi options surges

RSS icon04:16am 18 September 2014

Daily trading volume in euro-renminbi options has tripled this year to at least €300m, as rising renminbi trade settlement and sliding euro fuel hedging activity

VIDEO: What will New York make of Alibaba?

RSS icon03:18am 18 September 2014

As Alibaba prepares to float in New York, what view will investors there take of the Chinese e-commerce giant?