The pound posted its biggest one-day rise for almost eight years and the FTSE 100 share index jumped 3% on Monday, as traders reacted to an apparent shift in support towards a remain vote in Thursday’s EU referendum.
The French economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, has warned that if the UK leaves the EU, it risks isolating itself as a tiny trading post on the edge of Europe, akin to the Channel island Guernsey.
Leaving the EU would hit British living standards, stoke inflation and wipe up to 5.5% off GDP, the International Monetary Fund has warned with less than a week to go until the referendum.
Boris Johnson has dismissed fears about the value of sterling in the event of Brexit and suggested the Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, is guilty of talking the economy down.
Unemployment dropped to its lowest rate since 2005 in April, to a level which without the looming Brexit vote would set off interest rate warning bells at the Bank of England.
The US Federal Reserve announced it would notraise interest rates on Wednesday afternoon, blaming uncertainty over the UK’s potential exit from the EU and slowing economic growth for the decision.
Consumers and businesses in the Eurozone are feeling more confident on the economy, according to figures released this morning.
A rise in consumer spending helped the UK economy power ahead in the months running up to the EU referendum, with little sign the vote hurt investment or the wider economy, official statisticians have said.
Britain’s services sector enjoyed a record rise last month, as companies shrugged off the initial shock of the vote to leave the EU, according to a survey of business activity that adds to signs the economy has escaped recession in the immediate aftermath of the referendum.
This is what should be done by politicians to avoid a global recession after Brexit, former Wells Fargo CEO Dick Kovacevich says.
The experts said it could never happen. There was no way in which Donald Trump could win the Republican nomination for the US presidency.
The dollar went up. The dollar went down again. Share prices dropped. Share prices recovered. Yes, it was time for Wall Street to play one of its favourite games: interpreting a speech by Janet Yellen.
Britain’s factories saw a strong rebound in output and new orders in August, according to a survey that suggested manufacturers quickly shrugged off the shock of June’s vote to leave the EU.
Taxpayers are handing businesses £93bn a year – a transfer of more than £3,500 from each household in the UK.
A group representing 250 landlords is to launch a court challenge against tax changes to buy to let coming into force in 2017, claiming they have been victimised by the chancellor, George Osborne.
It's safe to say HSBC has come off the fence when it comes to Brexit, predicting what can only be described as a Brexocalypse. Just don't try saying that out loud.
The former foreign secretary, William Hague, has been accused of attempting to undermine Bank of England governor Mark Carney after he warned that central bankers could lose their independence if they ignore public anger over low interest rates.
PwC has become the latest big name to raise concerns about the implications of the technological revolution on inequality, economic growth and unemployment.