UK Business News

18 December, 2014 21:18

Part of Volcker rule delayed by Fed

The US Federal Reserve gives Wall Street banks even more time to comply with parts of the Volcker Rule, a key part of the reforms introduced by Congress following the financial crisis.

18 December, 2014 18:27

Apple 'failing to protect workers'

Poor treatment of workers in the Chinese factories which make Apple products is discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.

18 December, 2014 21:53

Two US states sue over marijuana

Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the US Supreme Court to nullify a 2012 law that made marijuana legal in the US state of Colorado.

18 December, 2014 21:50

US stocks continue Fed-driven rally

US stocks close at record highs on Thursday, with the Dow Jones surging over 400 points, continuing a rally sparked by the Federal Reserve the day before.

18 December, 2014 17:05

Aer Lingus rejects bid by BA owner

British Airways owner IAG says that Irish carrier Aer Lingus has rejected its takeover offer.

18 December, 2014 13:57

Swiss interest rate to turn negative

Switzerland's National Bank will bring in a negative interest rate cutting the value of any money left on deposit in the country.

18 December, 2014 18:14

Oil price fall forces firm revamp

A Canadian company operating in the North Sea has been forced to restructure its debt following the fall in oil price.

18 December, 2014 14:40

North Sea oil sector near 'collapse'

The director of Premier Oil says no new North Sea projects are profitable with oil below $60 a barrel and the industry is "close to collapse".

18 December, 2014 12:32

Putin seeks to ease economic fears

President Vladimir Putin seeks to ease fears over Russia's economy, insisting that the dramatic fall in the rouble will stabilise.

18 December, 2014 14:21

Fall in oil prices 'temporary'

Recent falls in the price of oil are likely to be temporary, says the oil minister for Saudi Arabia, Opec's biggest producing nation.

News reports courtesy of BBC News.

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