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US stocks edge higher after rally

US stocks edge higher after rally

US stocks have edged higher as the market comes off a massive two-day rally.

Bank fines swell Treasury coffers

Bank fines swell Treasury coffers

Bank fines for rigging the foreign exchange market helped boost the public finances last month as George Osborne battles to meet annual deficit targets, official figures showed today.

FTSE has best week in three years

FTSE has best week in three years

The FTSE 100 Index completed its best week in three years today - just a week after its worst in three years.

Bank fines boost for charity single

Bank fines boost for charity single

Fines levied on banks for misconduct will fund a VAT waiver on a military charity single, the Government has announced.

Obama criticises Sony film decision

Obama criticises Sony film decision

Barack Obama has criticised Sony Pictures' decision to cancel the release of a movie about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the studio "made a mistake".
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Ofcom probes Sky football demands

Ofcom probes Sky football demands

Ofcom has launched a consultation into the way Sky is obliged to offer key sports channels to pay-TV rivals under regulations described as "flawed" by the broadcaster.
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Oil industry fears 'over the top'

Oil industry fears 'over the top'

Fears that the UK oil industry is close to collapse are "over the top" but the sector is facing a "very difficult year", a leading expert has warned.
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Black Friday boosts sales growth

Black Friday boosts sales growth

Britain's "Black Friday" shopping surge saw retail sales grow at their fastest pace for nearly 27 years, CBI figures showed today.
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Rally completes strong week on FTSE

Rally completes strong week on FTSE

A pre-Christmas rally today helped blue-chip shares complete their best week in three years as sentiment was buoyed by indications that the US Federal Reserve is in no hurry to raise interest rates.
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Tidal energy project work to start

Tidal energy project work to start

Construction of the largest planned tidal energy project in the world is expected to begin off the Scottish coast next month, developers have announced.
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