Ratings agency Moody's has said it expects US politicians to reach an agreement on the country's debt ceiling, with a default "extremely unlikely".
The US Federal Reserve surprised investors and sent shares soaring after it unexpectedly opted to hold back on any tapering of its stimulus last night.
A group of MPs will next year evaluate the impact of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) - with a particular focus on the ban on commission - in what represents the first independent, external probe into the RDR's influence.
The US is on course to hit its debt ceiling by mid-October unless the government intervenes, according to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.
The FTSE has tumbled as much as 2% as US ten-year yields touch two-year highs in expectation of an imminent slowdown of the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing programme.
The Treasury is to launch an advertising campaign promoting the Equitable Life compensation scheme after a damning report said its performance had been "unacceptably poor".
Banks, housebuilders and agents are expected to benefit from the government's lending schemes.
A ‘mansion tax' on all homes worth more than £2m would cost the owners as much as £36,000 a year on average, according to Whitehall analysis.
Leading strategic bond fund managers have cut their aggressive shorts on US treasuries, on the expectation the Federal Reserve may postpone plans to scale down QE if growth and inflation continue to undershoot.
The government has announced new ISA rules that will make it easier for people to invest directly into small businesses.
Over the past month losses have racked up across bond sectors after comments from the Federal Reserve signalling the end of quantitative easing spooked global markets.
The Bank of England's Andrew Haldane has said a possible sharp rise in bond yields represents the biggest risk for financial markets at present.
Leading bond managers have said the US Federal Reserve could start winding down its QE programme as soon as this summer, with treasury yields jumping as a result.
The Treasury has warned an independent Scotland could have dire implications for sterling, leaving the UK pound vulnerable to speculators.
The long-term "irreversible" trends I've discussed in detail in my upcoming book, $10,000 Gold, continue to develop.
GDP data published for Q4 2012 afforded a slightly better perspective on the year as a whole.
Ben Pakenham, manager of the Aberdeen High Yield Bond fund, takes a closer look behind the headlines at what is happening in the high yield bond sector.
US treasury 10 year yields have climbed past 2% for the first time in nine months, as better than expected data in the US helped bolster risk asset sentiment.
The Bank of England is to hand the Treasury the interest it receives on its QE asset purchases, a move that reduces pressure on Chancellor George Osborne ahead of the Autumn Statement.