LONDON: British gross domestic product increased by 0.5 percent in the third quarter of 2015, unrevised from the preliminary estimate of GDP published a month ago, according to the second estimate data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The HSBC whistleblower who exposed tax dodging on an industrial scale through the UK organisation's secretive Swiss private bank has been sentenced to five years in jail by a Swiss court.
From 1 December first-time buyers will be able to save in a Help to Buy Individual Savings Account (HTB Isa) and the government will add money to it.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 14.9 points, or 0.08 percent, to 17,798.49, the S&P 500 gained 1.24 points, or 0.06 percent, to 2,090.11 and the Nasdaq Composite added 11.38 points, or 0.22 percent, to 5,127.53.
NEW DELHI: Eighteen village councils in northern India are demanding a local Coca-Cola bottling plant be prohibited from extracting water from the ground, claiming its over usage has led to water scarcity in the area, said an environmental campaign group.