Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a doubling of losses to nearly �1bn following a large payment to the government to restart dividends, a day after warning of a delay to offloading Williams & Glyn.
Households in the UK are 'depressed' about the state of the economy as Brexit uncertainty and eurozone instability has sent consumer confidence tumbling, new research suggests.
Restaurant Group Plc (RTN.L) on Friday warned on full-year profit outlook as it does not expect any improvement in trading conditions in the short term.
France's economy grew 0.5 per cent during the first quarter of 2016, outstripping economists' expectations and adding to a recent run of improving fortune for Socialist President Fran�ois Hollande in the build-up to next year's elections.
The Government defends the scheme saying it "makes no apology for helping people into homeownership". 03:50, UK, Friday 29 April 2016.