A move to purchase government bonds has been seen as somewhat unlikely because Germany has always been opposed to the measure. 16:47, UK, Friday 21 November 2014.
A flag flies above the head office of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in St Andrew Square in Edinburgh, Scotland September 11, 2014.
Aviva is in talks to buy rival FTSE 100 life insurer Friends Life in a �5.6bn acquisition that would transform the UK pensions industry, according to people with knowledge of the discussion.
U.S. stocks rose in midday trading Friday, on pace to extend their record highs from a day earlier. News of an interest rate cut in China and the possibility that Europe's central bank will do more to stimulate economic growth drove the rally.
MPs this week voted to allow pub tenants to buy beer on the open market, in a move billed as a victory for the small local landlord against the large pub companies.