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.
Interest of up to 4% will be paid on new Help to Buy Isas - accounts aimed at helping potential property buyers save for a deposit.
Fist fights and brawls among shoppers across the United States were captured in videos as the Black Friday sale season started. Mall fights have practically become an annual occurrence as consumers rush for deals during post-Thanksgiving sales in the US.
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.