The president of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Sir Roger Carr, has called for an end to the "demonisation" of banks, energy companies and the defence industry.
The government's plans to ringfence UK banks' retail businesses are 'barking mad' and could threaten the fragile economic recovery, the chief of a leading British business association has said.
The UK economy will only grow at a "sluggish" rate this year, according to the CBI.
Portugal has moved a step closer to implementing a €78bn bailout programme after the country's Social Democrats (PSD) won a conclusive victory in the general election yesterday.
Inflation will stay "stubbornly high" this year, pressuring the Bank of England to up interest rates from the second quarter, according to the Confederation of British Industry.
The CBI predicts the UK economy will grow at a slightly faster rate than expected in 2010, but growth will be more ‘sluggish' than previously thought in 2011 thanks to the emergency budget.
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced a probe into parts of the investment banking industry.
With the general election behind us and the economic recovery continuing, the outlook for UK equities is one of reasonable growth.
British factory production surged ahead at a rate five times faster than expected in March as the weak pound helped revitalise Britain's export trade.
The Government is understood to be considering plans to offload its stakes in Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland just weeks after the general election.
UBS is in talks with the Beijing municipal government on setting up a renminbi-denominated private equity fund as the Swiss bank looks to expand in China.
We are actively seeking exposure to the media sector.
Investment management companies saw out 2009 on a high with sustained profitability and increased confidence, a survey suggests.