British consumer confidence fell for the first time in six months in July, a survey from researchers GfK NOP showed on Thursday, the latest sign that Britons are feeling less upbeat about the economic recovery.
A FIGHT between the big six energy suppliers and regulator Ofgem kicked off yesterday, due to a wide disparity between their estimates of company profits.
... * Upbeat U.S. Q2 GDP partly offset by mixed Fed views. * Dollar still firmer across the board. * Nonfarm payrolls, PMI reports for China & euro zone next focus (Adds details, quotes).
Barclays Plc (BARC) jumped the most in almost three months after the U.K.'s second-largest lender returned to profit, a sign Chief Executive Officer Antony Jenkins's overhaul may be starting to pay off.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After a grim start to 2014, the U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor and should show renewed strength into next year.