London's leading share index edged closer to the 6,000 barrier today, as financials put the FTSE 100 on track for its sixth straight session of gains.
The UK economy is perpetually subjected to shocks and pressures, rendering hopes of maintaining financial stability indefinitely "over-optimistic", Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) member Paul Fisher said last night.
Ministers have been urged by an influential committee to draw up a plan of action to help the country cope in the event of a eurozone collapse.
A "disorderly" default in Greece could cause more than €1trn (£833bn) damage to the eurozone, a confidential report has warned.
Eurozone members have delayed the approval of more than half of the €130bn loan for Greece, raising fears the troubled economy will officially default.
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Upbeat economic news in the US pushed the Dow Jones through 13,000 on Tuesday, the first time it had been at that level since May 2008.
The eurozone sovereign debt crisis poses the greatest risk to investment returns in 2012, say advisers.
Greece will receive emergency funding of €130bn after a second bailout of the stricken nation was agreed.
The FTSE 100 raced to its highest level in seven months this morning as mounting optimism over a successful Greek deal lifted sentiment.
Rathbone’s David Coombs argues that stuctural changes taking place around the world demand a new way of thinking about investments.
The UK's prized triple-A credit rating was under threat last night after US ratings agency Moody's put it on negative outlook, citing pressures from the eurozone.
Violent protests have broken out in Athens on a day when MPs voted in favour of introducing a package of austerity measures.
Dawn Kendall, multi-manager at Architas, uses historical examples to pinpoint why the European monetary union is bound to fail in its present form.
UK oil leviathan BP today announced its first dividend hike since it resumed payouts a year ago, after revealing profits had soared in the fourth quarter of 2011.
The Bank of England will this week pump at least £50bn into the economy, according to a report in the Independent.
David Hambidge, investment director for pooled funds at Premier, explains why income is one of his top themes for 2012.
Charlotte Richards talks to global equity income fund managers about the benefits (and drawbacks) of the new sector classification, and what is driving the performance of their portfolios and dividend growth
UK stocks were muted mid-morning as investors took profits and fretted once more over the outlook for Europe and the Greek debt deal.
Britain is not "walking away" from Europe, but safety measures must be put in place for EU countries that are outside the single currency, said Prime Minister David Cameron.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slashed its growth forecasts for a number of major European economies for 2012 due to ongoing concerns about the region's recovery.