Gjeldskrisen i EU
The European Central Bank could expand its monetary policy toolkit if needed to respond to threats to price stability, and must ensure the euro zone economy does not enter a downward spiral, ECB Executive Board member Peter Praet said on Wednesday.
Thinking of getting married? Get out your wallet.The average cost of a wedding is as high as $28,400 by one estimate, and close to $26,000 by another. After plummeting in the wake of the financial crisis, spending on nuptials resumed its rise in 2010, and is once again approaching the record set before the financial crisis."In today's environment, the bride and groom are paying more of the cost. W...
Total returns from top 100 UK companies would push index higher but still amount to just 2.1% a year The FTSE 100 is, as we know, close to its all time highs reached on the last trading day of December 1999. The index is current up 8.65 points at 6812.52, compared to the peak of 6930. But the rise in the index is only part of the story, as Mike Ingram at BGC Brokers points out. UK companies also pay out dividends to investors, something which pension funds and the like rely on. According to Ingram's calculations, over the fourteen years since the [...]