Forty years ago this week, the first call was made on a mobile phone. With talk-time limited to just 35 minutes in those days and no screens to speak of, shopping and banking on your phone was definitely not on the cards - even slipping those mighty 'brick' handsets into your pockets was pretty much impossible. [5 Apr '13]
After a strong start, the Footsie pared gains by lunchtime, ahead of a busy afternoon and evening in the Eurozone. The Bank of England (BoE) issued no surprises, keeping interest rates on hold. Markets are now awaiting a decision on European Central Bank (ECB) interest rates due out at 12:45 London time, while the continent gears up for a crucial EU Summit later on in Brussels. [8 Dec '11]
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