LONDON, July 30 (IFR) - Royal Bank of Scotland has capitalised on positive quarterly results on Thursday and announced firm plans to raise an inaugural Additional Tier 1 bond, putting an end to one of the market's longest awaited capital raises.
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's divided leftist Syriza party met on Thursday to thrash out its differences amid a mounting rebellion by far-left lawmakers who accuse the party of betraying its anti-austerity roots.
Ben van Beurden, the Shell chief executive, delivers the company's second quarter results in London. Photograph: Daniel Lynch/Newscast/PA.
Almost 60 business leaders have written an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to fast-track proposals for a third runway at Heathrow with a vote in Parliament within the next 12 months.
(Noon): The London market was boosted by a number of well-received company results, with Shell and Rolls-Royce among the top risers.