HONG KONG/LONDON HSBC Holdings (HSBA.L) beat expectations with a 10 percent rise in first-half profit thanks to a strong performance in Hong Kong and said it had agreed a $5.2 billion sale of its business in Brazil.
The Shadow Chancellor tells Sky News that ministers should not sell RBS shares "in haste" as the first disposal looms. 11:21, UK, Monday 03 August 2015.
UK manufacturing growth picked up in July, a survey has suggested, after a 26-month low in June. But growth remained "near-stagnant", Markit said in its monthly UK Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for manufacturing.
NEW DELHI: Pressure is mounting on RBI to cut interest rate in its third monetary policy review of this fiscal on Tuesday while experts are divided over the issue, saying high retail inflation may hold it back from doing so.
Shares in newspaper group Trinity Mirror are up more than 8% in early London trade. The move follows results in which the company said it expects to hit 2015 profit forecasts and it was net cash positive for the first time.