LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top share index faced its biggest one-day drop in nearly a month on Tuesday, weighed down by a combination of disappointing corporate updates and weak U.S.
The home trader accused of playing a role in the "flash crash" of 2010 is due to appear in court on Wednesday after failing to raise the �5m needed to cover his bail.
Standard Chartered Plc reported first-quarter profit that missed analysts' estimates, with all but one division reporting lower earnings in Peter Sands's final results as chief executive officer.
Oil has surged 20 percent this month to $57 a barrel as expanding violence in Yemen stoked concern that supplies could be disrupted.
A leading tenants' group has called Labour plans to crack down on rogue landlords 'incredibly weak' - claiming it could take at least a decade to enforce.