Low interest rates have spurred a desperate search for yield. This has encouraged investors to buy investment grade, high-yield and emerging market bonds to supplement treasuries and gilts

A growing number of professional investors are warning that bonds are overvalued as fears grow that a fixed income bubble will collapse in a disord(...)

Celtic’s Stefan Johansen celebrates scoring their second goal against Hamilton. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Action Images via Reuters
Celtic have it easy against Hamilton
  • Soccer
  • February 22, 2015, 22:54

Celtic eased three points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the after eventually overcoming Hamilton in a 4-0 win at a rain-soaked Parkhead. The returni(...)

The Standard Chartered  logo is displayed atop of a bank branch as a Chinese national flag flies in the Central business district of Hong Kong

Standard Chartered chief executive Peter Sands moved aggressively on Thursday to reverse the Asia-focused bank’s fortunes by closing the bulk of its (...)

Dundee United’s Charlie Telfer scores his side’s sixth goal against Dundee. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

Aberdeen beat St Johnstone 2-0 at Pittodrie to leapfrog Celtic and move to the top of the table after Celtic’s match at Partick Thistle was postponed (...)

People wait at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport after dozens of flights were cancelled. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A British MP has called for bonuses to be “stripped” from the chief of air traffic control after an unprecedented systems failure at the UK’s national(...)

“I hope that soon I’m going to get back to the world of ‘normal’ dating.” Aoife Kavanagh, from Greystones, in Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

BlueEyes86 likes theatre, music, concerts. GSOH. Likes long walks on the beach (provided they don’t occur in the days following an intensive treatment(...)

Gordon Strachan, pictured here during a training session near Glasgow this week, has revitalised the Scotland team.  Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA 2:31

A little truck stuffed with goalposts and dirty footballs pulled away from lush grass in front of the stately hotel on the banks of the Clyde on Monda(...)

Customers stand at a counter inside a Standard Chartered bank branch in Hong Kong, China. The bank is to close as many as 100 retail branches.

Standard Chartered said it would cut as many as 100 retail branches and manage more money for the wealthy as it sought to reassure the lender’s bigges(...)

Alex Ferguson, former manager of Aberdeen FC and Manchester United. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

One day in July 2003 I found myself in Aberdeen, waiting for an evening flight home to Dublin. I decided to kill an hour or two with a walk out to Pit(...)

Old school Old Firm:   Referee Hugh Dallas holds back players  after Rod Wallace of Rangers was involved in an fracas   at Celtic Park in 1999. Photograph:  Stu Forster /Allsport

Celtic and Rangers will resume hostilities after a hiatus of almost three years after being paired together in the Scottish League Cup semi-finals. Th(...)