Economy

Funding for Lending loans to small businesses have fallen (again)

Funding for Lending loans to small businesses have fallen (again)

LAUNCHPAD: Only nine of 36 eligible banks actually used the Funding for Lending scheme in the second quarter of this year. The government's prodding just isn't working.

 

Also in the news:

Now 200 business leaders are backing Scottish independence

Now 200 business leaders are backing Scottish independence

28 August 2014

Yes supporters have hit back after 130 businesspeople said they wanted to stay in the UK yesterday.

 
 
IMF chief Christine Lagarde is being investigated in a French fraud case

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is being investigated in a French fraud case

27 August 2014

The former French finance minister won't necessarily end up in the dock, but it doesn't look good.

 
 
HSBC, BHP Billiton, Weir Group: The businesses against Scottish independence

HSBC, BHP Billiton, Weir Group: The businesses against Scottish independence

27 August 2014

With less than four weeks to go before the vote, more companies look like they favour the Union.

 
 
500,000 Brits are now property millionaires

500,000 Brits are now property millionaires

26 August 2014

The 20 priciest streets are all in London. No surprises there then.

 
 
HSBC boss warns of 'very odd form of independence' for Scotland without currency union

HSBC boss warns of 'very odd form of independence' for Scotland without currency union

22 August 2014

The Yes Campaign faces a tough final stretch as business voices murmur against independence.

 
 
Construction, taxi-driving and carpentry: The most popular self-employed occupations

Construction, taxi-driving and carpentry: The most popular self-employed occupations

21 August 2014

The number of self-employed people is at record highs as the impact of recession filters through.

 
 
Och no: Two-thirds of small Scottish businesses want to stay in the UK

Och no: Two-thirds of small Scottish businesses want to stay in the UK

21 August 2014

More than half of small Scottish businesses think independence would be a threat to the country's economic growth.

 
 
Pound rebounds as Bank of England divides over interest rates

Pound rebounds as Bank of England divides over interest rates

20 August 2014

Finally the Monetary Policy Committee has split over interest rates, with two members voting for a rise.

 
 
Two charts that show China's property bubble could burst soon

Two charts that show China's property bubble could burst soon

19 August 2014

House prices in China have started to slide. It's all looking very familiar...

 
 
Persimmon share price builds as profits surge 57%

Persimmon share price builds as profits surge 57%

19 August 2014

Strong results for the housebuilder are further evidence of a healthy housing market, but only outside London.

 
 
Sterling plunges as inflation falls to 1.6%

Sterling plunges as inflation falls to 1.6%

19 August 2014

The surprise fall in inflation is good news for cash-strapped workers.

 
 
Nationwide's deflating mortgages spoil Bovis' property party

Nationwide's deflating mortgages spoil Bovis' property party

18 August 2014

If Nationwide's results are anything to go by, the property market looks like it's slowing down, but somebody better tell Bovis.

 
 

The MT interview: Gareth Penny

The boss of the world's dominant diamond business

Gareth Penny, De Beers Group CEO, predicts a sparkling return to form

 
 

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