An employee sits next to crates of peaches at the central vegetable market in Athens August 19, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis.
LONDON (Reuters) - State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L) has set aside 400 million pounds ($640 million) to cover potential fines for manipulating currency markets and warned further charges for past misconduct would continue to hit its profits.
One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced plans to repay some of the debt issued to help finance the conflict.
WPP founder Sir Martin Sorrell has warned that the Ebola epidemic, the rise of Islamic State and unrest in Hong Kong are �grinding down� confidence among major advertisers.
Household suppliers defend their refusal to slash bills in a year when gas costs have tumbled by almost a quarter. 11:54, UK, Friday 31 October 2014.