Investors turn away from airlines on the back of concern over oil prices arising from the ongoing crisis in Iraq. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks declined yesterday, after posting a ninth weekly gain in 10, as investors watched developments in Iraq and as euro-zone manufacturing(...)

The Bank of England will probably leave stimulus unchanged today as the economic recovery gathers momentum. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

The Bank of England kept its monetary policy unchanged today as expected, sticking to its commitment to keep interest rates steady while unemployment (...)

New governor Mark Carney pledged last week to keep rates low until unemployment hits 7 per cent. Photograph: Simon Dawson/PA Wire

Robust jobs data and unexpected dissent from a Bank of England policymaker created fresh doubts yesterday about how long the central bank will keep it(...)