Residents in the affluent Westminster borough of London had an average of �43,577 gross disposable income per head in 2013, the highest of any area of Britain, latest Office for National Statistics data shows.
... * Blue-chip FTSE 100 index up 0.2 percent. * Kingfisher and Sports Direct reports bolster retail. * Miners weaker as Goldman sees cartel as unlikely.
... • Creditors dash optimism as US warns of an 'abyss' of a euro exit • Spain risks euro split over radical new ECB mandate • ECB hands Greeks a reprieve as banks teeter on the brink.
LONDON--U.K. car manufacturing fell 3.8% in April, despite a rise in those made for British customers, as the number of cars for export fell, an industry body said Thursday.
UK consumer confidence in May rose to its highest level in a year, with a record number of households expecting their finances to improve in the coming year.