Policymakers at the Bank of England believe the risk of a "no deal" Brexit has been reduced by Theresa May's Brussels agreement last week - and that this breakthrough may boost UK economic confidence in the coming months. The view was relayed in...
Sadiq Khan has commissioned his own assessments of the impact of Brexit on the economy after the Government admitted it has done no such studies itself. The Mayor of London said he had been forced to act by the “outrageous” omission and has requested...
A transition period after Brexit where the UK continues to accept EU rules would be a “price worth paying” for economic stability, an influential Commons committee has said. Cross-party MPs on the Treasury Committee said the Government should consent to a “standstill”...
The woes of an early bitcoin investor. Until recently, people who paid virtually nothing for the virtual currency and watched it soar had only one way to enjoy their new wealth -- sell. And many weren’t ready. Lenders on the fringe of...
Walt Disney has agreed to snap up scores of assets from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, including its stake in Sky, for $52.4bn (£39bn) – a massive deal that will dramatically reshape the media landscape worldwide. The Fox assets that will be...
Credit card customers struggling with severe debt could save up to £1.3bn a year under new rules being put forward by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. If the proposals go ahead, it could see lenders waive or even cancel interest or charges...
Political leaders from all parties have rallied behind The Independent’s Christmas Appeal to help feed hungry schoolchildren. For the Government, Education Secretary Justine Greening said donations would make “a real difference” to the prospects of needy youngsters. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn praised the...
A longtime ally of Donald Trump has already begun writing his political obituary. Political strategist Roger Stone is writing a book chronicling Mr Trump’s tumultuous presidency, and he already has a title: “The Fall of Trump”. That title, Mr Stone told Vanity Fair,...
An independent UN human rights investigator said on Wednesday that he had information about an inmate being tortured at the US Guantanamo Bay detention facility, despite Washington banning "enhanced interrogation techniques" almost 10 years ago. The US Department of Defense denied the...
It is interest-rate week. The Federal Reserve will almost certainly increase US rates again, the last rise with Janet Yellen as the Fed chair. So as usual we should look not just to the increase and the market reaction to it,...