Currencies

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US business activity strengthens; stocks slide on lockdown fears – as it happened
Sterling and shares fall as UK and eurozone business activity worsens in January amid fears of extended lockdowns

Julia Kollewe

22, Jan, 2021 @3:20 PM

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US job market weakens in December, fuelling hopes of more stimulus – as it happened
US economy sheds jobs for first time since April, especially in hospitality sector

Julia Kollewe

08, Jan, 2021 @2:50 PM

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War of the words: HG Wells coin also features false quote
The new coin is inscribed: ‘Good books are warehouses of ideas’ – but digging reveals the quote to be both wrong and expressing a different sentiment

Alison Flood

08, Jan, 2021 @2:16 PM

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Bitcoin tops $40,000 as investors seek hedge against inflation
Cryptocurrency doubles value in less than a month as supporters say asset is starting to supplant gold

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

07, Jan, 2021 @7:38 PM

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Dow Jones, Nasdaq hit record highs after service sector rebound – as it happened
US Congress certifies Joe Biden as next US president hours after Capitol siege

Julia Kollewe

07, Jan, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Global stock markets rise on prospect of Democrat-controlled Senate
Stock markets rise on hopes for more US stimulus as oil prices hit 11-month high after Saudi Arabia pledges output cut

Julia Kollewe

06, Jan, 2021 @3:24 PM

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Markets lose steam as UK businesses call for larger lockdown support package - as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news as England and Scotland enter tough Covid restrictions

Kalyeena Makortoff

05, Jan, 2021 @2:55 PM

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HG Wells fans spot numerous errors on Royal Mint's new £2 coin
Readers say coin commemorating the author of The War of the Worlds gives his alien tripod a fourth leg and The Invisible Man the wrong kind of hat

Alison Flood

05, Jan, 2021 @12:45 PM

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Markets boosted as Oxford vaccine rollout begins – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news as investors bet on the success of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

Kalyeena Makortoff

04, Jan, 2021 @3:07 PM

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Bitcoin hits record high on 12th anniversary of its creation
Cryptocurrency passes $30,000 as financial institutions express growing interest

Graeme Wearden

03, Jan, 2021 @5:18 PM

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FTSE 100 suffers worst year since 2008 financial crisis – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

31, Dec, 2020 @5:36 PM

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Bitcoin hits record high as US dollar slides – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

30, Dec, 2020 @5:14 PM

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