London Stock Exchange markets

Market volatility continues as election goes to vote, FTSE250 recovers

Market volatility looks set to continue on Wednesday, ahead of a vote in Commons that will decide whether a snap election will take place...

Lloyds picks Berlin as new EU base in wake of Brexit

Lloyds (LON:LLOY) has reportedly chosen Berlin as its new European hub, following the UK's decision to leave the EU. The banking group hopes to change...
housing

Housing market stagnates as surveyor sentiment turns negative

The British housing market stagnated in March, leading surveyors to take a gloomier approach to the state of the economy. The number of sales and...
inflation

Inflation and wage growth growing closer – ONS

Inflation has started to catch up with wage growth as average weekly earnings stall, according to the latest figures released on Wednesday. Average weekly earnings...
marine le pen

How could a win for Marine Le Pen affect the financial...

A win for Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election could be the biggest geopolitical risk to face the Eurozone this year, having...
inflation

Inflation stays steady at 2.3pc, but analysts warn of impending increase

Inflation remained steady at 2.3 percent in March, its highest level in over three years. The 2.3 percent figure is the same as that for...
mark carney

Don’t give in to protectionism, pleads Mark Carney

Politicians must work to ensure that London retains its position as a global financial centre as Brexit negotiations begin, said Bank of England governor...
Trump

Donald Trump’s policies set to support US growth into 2018, says...

Donald Trump's proposed policies are likely to lead the US into a period of strong economic growth, according to global investment bank Pioneer Investments. The...
uber

Uber contracts found to be “gibberish” in latest hit to the...

The work and pensions select committee have said Uber's contracts for drivers are written in "gibberish", leaving many of their workers unaware of their...
fintech london

UK post-Brexit growth is a “sugar rush”, says investment bank Panmure...

The British economy's solid performance since the EU referendum may start to stall as the implications of Brexit start to sink in, according to...
organic

Sales of organic alcohol soar in the UK as “conscious consumerism”...

Sales of organic beers, wines and spirits are soaring in the UK, as the population's taste for "conscious consumerism" continues to grow. Sales of organic...
euro

Eurozone recovery continues with strong unemployment and PMI figures

Eurozone factory growth hit a six-year high in March, showing a continuation of recent economic growth in the region. The factory Purchasing Managers' Index rose...
Bradford & Bingley

Government sells Bradford & Bingley loans for £11.8bn

The Government have reached an agreement to sell off £11.8 billion of its Bradford & Bingley mortgage loans to insurance business Prudential (LON:PRU) and...
Lifetime ISA

Household savings ratio falls to a record low

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics have shown that the UK’s household saving ratio fell to a record low at the end of...
south african rand

South African rand drops sharply as finance minister is sacked

The South African rand fell 5 percent overnight on Thursday, after Prime Minister Jacob Zuma sacked finance minister Pravin Gordhan in a dramatic cabinet reshuffle. The move...
house prices

Agreed house sales hit 10-year high in February, despite Brexit worries

The number of house sales agreed rose to a 10 year high in February, despite worries that Brexit uncertainty would negatively impact the housing...
british business

British businesses remains confident as Article 50 is triggered

British businesses remain broadly confident about their success post-Brexit, with nearly half of businesses in London still expecting to grow this year. Despite the uncertainty...
qatar

Qatar announce £5bn investment ahead of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU

One of the UK's largest investors has pledged to commit another £5 billion to Britain, saying it is "optimistic" about the future of the...
british business

Deutsche Bank commits to London amid Brexit negotiations

In a support for Brexit, Deutsche Bank (ETR:DBK) has announced plans to move its current headquarters to another location within the capital. In a memo sent...
UK Retail

UK retail sales up 1.4 percent in February, says ONS

UK retail sales picked up by 1.4 percent in February, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). After a slowdown in activity...