Economy

Business isn't happy about Ed Miliband's plan to hike minimum wage

Business isn't happy about Ed Miliband's plan to hike minimum wage

The CBI and British Chamber of Commerce have warned Labour's minimum wage hike could hurt business.

 

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10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

19 September 2014

Betfair's swagger, Phones 4u's emoji emotions and Jack Ma's Malibu escape.

 
 
GlaxoSmithKline apologises as it's given a £300m fine for bribery in China

GlaxoSmithKline apologises as it's given a £300m fine for bribery in China

19 September 2014

The UK pharmaceutical company has been embroiled in a bribery scandal for the past year.

 
 
Scotland says no: The nationalist can of worms is now well and truly open

Scotland says no: The nationalist can of worms is now well and truly open

19 September 2014

The Scottish 'no' vote has stoked up the disgruntled English still further and will inevitably play into the hands of nationalists here, says Matthew Gwyther.

 
 
Sterling and FTSE 100 rally as Scotland votes No to independence

Sterling and FTSE 100 rally as Scotland votes No to independence

19 September 2014

Currency worries may now be gone, but questions remain for businesses over the extent of devolution.

 
 
Scottish independence: What you need to know

Scottish independence: What you need to know

18 September 2014

With as many as 4.3m Scots - or 97% of the electorate - going to the polls to decide their future today, MT has rounded up everything you need to know about the historic vote.

 
 
FTSE calm as Scottish independence vote gets underway

FTSE calm as Scottish independence vote gets underway

18 September 2014

As the people of Scotland vote on whether or not to break the 307-old union, investors are expecting a no vote, but aren't certain.

 
 
Happy Scottish Independence Eve! Or not...

Happy Scottish Independence Eve! Or not...

17 September 2014

In the last hours of campaigning, Alex Salmond's cry of 'we can do this' is drowned out by a chorus of naysayers.

 
 
Bank of England MPC split again - but don't expect interest rates to rise just yet

Bank of England MPC split again - but don't expect interest rates to rise just yet

17 September 2014

The hawks are circling for a second month, but the doves are still cooing over slack in the economy.

 
 
Unemployment is now at its lowest since 2008

Unemployment is now at its lowest since 2008

17 September 2014

Joblessness falls again to 6.2% - and it's even lower in Scotland - but pay growth is still rubbish.

 
 
Inflation eases to 1.5% as house prices rise 11.7% in a year

Inflation eases to 1.5% as house prices rise 11.7% in a year

16 September 2014

The UK inflation rate has now been below 2% target for 8 months.

 
 
Home owning is now an 'exclusive member's club'

Home owning is now an 'exclusive member's club'

15 September 2014

Rising house prices have locked a generation out of home ownership, says report. And it's not getting any better.

 
 
Scottish independence: Polls narrow but investors bet on the Union

Scottish independence: Polls narrow but investors bet on the Union

15 September 2014

Polls are on a knife edge, but the money is on Scotland staying in the UK.

 
 

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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