Imagine you have £275,000 to spend on a home. It is not a trifling amount – more than the average UK house price and enough to buy a chocolate box cottage with acres of land in Northumberland. Or you could invest in "possibly the smallest house in the world", barely the size of a lock-up garage, in a street in north London.
Laura Ashley's sales took off in August, continuing a pickup in business towards the end of the first half, the retailer has said.
The European Central Bank surprised markets on Thursday with fresh measures to boost a flagging eurozone economy threatened with deflation and the risks of an escalating conflict in Ukraine.
The US added 142,000 jobs in August, the lowest figure this year and one that ends a streak of months in which the economy added more than 200,000 new positions.
Globalization and technological change are leading to the demise of middle incomes in U.K. cities, according to a new report.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Friday filled to sell up to $24.3 billion in stock, making it the biggest U.S. initial public offering ever.
Investment bankers don't have a problem with the record $2 billion Steve Ballmer paid for the Los Angeles Clippers, but they also say it's not the new normal for sports team valuations.
Job offers pulled and start dates delayed as banks toughen background checks
The U.K. takes its fight against European Union banker-bonus limits to the bloc’s highest court next week, seeking to overturn a ban on awards of more than twice fixed pay.
Jerome Kerviel, the former Societe Generale trader convicted of fraudulent transactions that led to a record loss at the bank, is getting out of jail early.
London Stock Exchange Group chief executive Xavier Rolet could walk away with £16m if the London operator's proposed merger with Frankfurt-based Deutsche Boerse is successful.
The banking sector already has a pretty bad reputation when it comes to diversity among the genders - but things are about to get worse, after new research suggested some female bankers can expect a bonus less than half the size of their male counterparts.