You should pay attention to the bond markets. If you are a normal person, rather than a fixed-income trader, that is a worrying thing to be told. After all, bonds are boring, something that Granny bought you from National Savings and you once won a prize.
The amount Scottish farmers owe to banks stands at its highest level since records began in 1972, according to latest figures from Scotland’s chief statistician.
Government efforts to boost the housing supply are being choked by a squeeze on funding for smaller housebuilders, according to an industry study.
The Federation of Master Builders and 54pc of small and medium-sized developers said accessing finance is a major barrier to building more homes, up from 50pc last year.
Default rates ‘increased significantly’ between April and June, Bank of England says, adding it expects availability of credit to fall in coming months
Co-operative Bank will cut its historic ties with the Co-operative Group and impose heavy losses on retail bondholders as part of a £700m rescue deal with its US hedge fund owners to avert a collapse.
Britain shrugged off the Brexit vote to remain the main destination for foreign investment in financial services in Europe last year, although Germany and France are proving increasingly attractive to investors following the EU referendum, a new study has found.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney says public faith in financial markets has been shaken by "widespread misconduct".
Markets have been "tainted" by scandals to an extent that the public now question their integrity, Mr Carney told the BBC.
It is probably true that it was impossible for the UK to enjoy much of an economic recovery without a revival in housebuilding and the housing market.
Which is why the Treasury's and Bank of England's schemes to wake up these markets from their long, deep slumber, Funding for Lending and Help to Buy, are seen by many as having been useful.
The number of homes repossessed from struggling owners in the UK fell in the second quarter of the year, lenders say.
The EU has finally approved the state-aided project that is intended to bring super-fast broadband to rural Britain.
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