The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted Thursday to maintain UK interest rates on hold at 5.75%. The decision comes despite pressure to follow the example of the US Federal Reserve to cut the cost of borrowing and help with the credit crunch.
Want to buy an iPod? Try Hong Kong and if in Europe, Switzerland, and if in the Americas, United States or Canada but please avoid Brazil. That is the suggestion of Commonwealth Bank, one of Australia's largest, which checked the cost of a digital music 4GB iPodNano in 55 different countries.
Pearson, the world's largest education publisher announced this week it was partially opening up free access to its Financial Times newspaper as it adopted a new online business model.
Britain awarded this week the first contract for the new equipment that will be fitted to the 65,000 tonne aircraft carriers Ministry of Defence has announced it is to order.
London was reacquainted on Monday with one of its iconic sounds when Big Ben finally chimed for the first time in seven weeks. After almost two months of maintenance work, London's most famous landmark was once again fully functional - to the delight of millions of tourists and residents alike.
Whether it is resolving conflicts, protecting human rights, achieving development goals or safeguarding the environment, the only viable way to effectively tackle today's complex global challenges is through multilateral cooperation, underlined United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
The IMF can no longer play the role of policeman admitted incoming International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn who added that the global economy is drastically different from when the IMF was created, and therefore must adapt to change.
United States president George Bush and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez are the regional leaders with the worst image, according to a public opinion poll published this week end in the influential Brazilian daily O Estado de Sao Paulo.
As the Euro hits new highs against the US dollar conflicting signals seem to be coming from Europe as to how address the issue, but much will depend on what happens next Thursday when the European Central Bank and the Bank of England hold monthly meetings.
The British government is not complacent about bluetongue and will take action against the disease at a very high level, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said.