(Close): The FTSE 100 ended the day sharply lower following weaker US consumer confidence and disappointing corporate results. The index fell 1%, or 73.45 points, to 7,030.53, with St James's Place the biggest faller, down 3.4% to 875.5p.
President Obama on Tuesday forcefully condemned the violence in Baltimore that erupted Monday after days of protests over the death of a black man in police custody.
A UK financial trader accused of contributing to the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" is due to appear in court again on Wednesday.
LONDON (ShareCast) - Revenues from Standard Chartered (Other OTC: SCBFF - news) fell more than expected in the first three months of the year as the Asia-focused bank faced challenging trading conditions and said its deleveraging measures hit ...
In what may well prove to be a short-lived life in office, Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has achieved the previously unthinkable: unity in the eurozone.