Month: April 2013

Eurozone crisis live: Markets rally after Italian president re-elected

Italy’s borrowing costs fell to record lows this morning after president Giorgio Napolitano agreed to serve a second term
• Italian stock market up 1.6% Read More

George Osborne prepares for battle with the IMF

The chancellor, already struggling with a second credit downgrade, now faces the annual inspection from the Fund Read More

A nicer nest at Barclays for Jenkins, without cuckoo Ricci

It should be business as usual at Barclays now, only without the expense of the racehorse-owning investment chief Read More

Regulator surprised no bank bosses face charges over financial crisis

Andrew Bailey, head of Prudential Regulation Authority, says it’s odd action taken only against people lower down in failed banks Read More

Boeing 737s under scrutiny after US regulators order tail inspections

FAA issues airworthiness directive after identifying potentially faulty parts that could result in loss of control Read More

Eurozone crisis as it happened: Gold slumps to a two-year low as China data disappoints

• Gold hits levels last seen in April 2011
• 3.5% fall to $1,410 following 5.8% fall on Friday
• China GDP at 7.7% versus 8% expectations
• Industrial production 8.9% against expected 10.1%
• Brent crude hits nine-month low Read More

Panorama North Korea documentary goes undercover with 5 million viewers

Controversy over BBC’s decision to use trip organised by LSE to film in secretive nation, helped fuel bumper ratings Read More

Two blasts at Boston marathon kill three and injure more than 100

• FBI takes over investigation into twin blasts at finish line
• City placed on high alert as police carry out controlled blasts
• Obama: ‘The American people will say a prayer for Boston’
Read about the aftermath in our live blog Read More

Eurozone crisis live: Growth fears hit shares and oil price

Brent crude fell below the $100 a barrel mark overnight as concerns grow over the global economy
Gold price staggers back after rout…
… but stocks fall again
UK inflation steady
German economic sentiment falls Read More

Inflation sticks at highest level since May 2012

The Office for National Statistics said the biggest upward pressures on the cost of living last month came from price rises for newspapers, books and digital cameras Read More