Britain's shock decision to leave the EU failed to significantly rattle house prices this month, according to Nationwide, whose latest survey showed average prices edged up 0.5 per cent from June.
Approval of Hinkley Point has been delayed due to worries about EDF's finances. Photograph: EDF Energy/PA. Staff and agencies.
TOKYO Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as Chinese equities deepened their losses, souring risk sentiment that had improved earlier after the Federal Reserve provided a positive assessment of the U.S.
Royal Dutch Shell has announced a 72 per cent fall in second quarter profits as continued weakness in oil and gas prices weighed on the Anglo-Dutch group.
The estate agency group Countrywide has reported a 25 per cent year-on-year drop in pre-tax profit for the first half and warned that the impact of the Brexit vote meant full-year earnings would be lower than last year.