BRUSSELS, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The European Union began legal action on Thursday against Germany, Britain and five other member states for failing to police emissions test cheating by carmakers after the Volkswagen diesel scandal.
FRANKFURT Germany's financial regulator on Thursday announced new rules to curb spreadbetting, becoming the latest European regulator to clamp down on the fast-growing industry in which most retail investors lose money.
A series of strikes by train drivers on the Southern rail network will go ahead next week after a judge backed planned action by the Aslef union.
HOUSE price rises are at their strongest level since April, as the market shrugs off warnings it would be hit by Britain's vote to leave the European Union (EU).
The dollar gained, the euro sank, and Bund yields wobbled after the European Central Bank said it would continue quantitative easing while scaling back the amount of bonds that it buys.