LONDON/HONG KONG HSBC (HSBA.L) (0005.HK) stuck to its promise of higher dividends on Tuesday after a 14 percent profit drop fuelled doubts among some investors about the bank's ability to increase payouts.
China bicycle factory Activity at China's factories shrank for the 14th straight month in April as demand stagnated. Credit: Reuters.
LONDON Metals group Liberty House sparked new hope for Britain's endangered steel industry on Tuesday by announcing the first firm bid for Tata Steel UK, potentially saving thousands of jobs.
Cheap oil isn't all it is cracked up to be for European airlines. Tuesday's first-quarter update from Deutsche Lufthansa gave investors further cause to worry that the sector will compete away the benefits of a low oil price.
One in four house purchases this year will involve parents helping children on to the housing ladder, new research reveals. Favourites.