Barclays Plc (BARC) jumped the most in almost three months after the U.K.'s second-largest lender returned to profit, a sign Chief Executive Officer Antony Jenkins's overhaul may be starting to pay off.
The US economy roared ahead with annualised growth of 4 per cent in the second quarter, confirming that weakness early this year was an aberration and the recovery is back on track.
Energy companies are in line to make pre-tax profits of �106 per household over the next 12 months, according to new estimates by regulator Ofgem.
One of Britain's biggest banks is shutting down the accounts of �risky� customers, including a number of Muslim organisations who claim they are being unfairly targeted in an �Islamophobic campaign�.
AstraZeneca took a major step to build up its respiratory medicine business yesterday by striking a deal worth up to $2.1bn (�1.24bn) for the rights to Spanish group Almirall's lung drugs.