LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top equity index edged lower in late trading on Thursday, with a slump in the share prices of supermarket operator Tesco and consumer goods group Unilever hurting sentiment.
LONDON (Reuters) - The former bosses of Britain's Co-operative Bank (COOBF.PK) are to blame for the lender's near-demise last year, a committee of lawmakers said, in a report which also questioned the role played by regulators and auditors KPMG.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. manufacturing sector slowed in October to its lowest rate of growth since July, while a gauge of new orders hit its lowest level since January, an industry report showed on Thursday.
A worker brazes a component at Sigma UK in Hinckley. UK manufacturing exports are slowing, warns the CBI. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters.
Debenhams Plc (DEB), the U.K.'s third-largest department-store chain, said it's reducing the level of discounts ahead of the key Christmas season to avoid the damage to profitability that price cuts caused last year.