A gauge of U.K. consumer confidence rose for the first time since January but remained below zero as the upcoming referendum on European Union membership weighed on sentiment.
Consumer prices in Japan retreated further in April, again calling into question the effectiveness of the Bank of Japan's recent experiment with negative interest rates.
Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT) actually beat some City forecasts at the half-year stage, although you wouldn't think so looking at its dreadful share price.
Pensioners will see thousands of pounds wiped off the value of their retirement funds if the UK votes to leave the European Union, according to Treasury analysis.
[WASHINGTON] The US Federal Reserve on Thursday continued to lay the groundwork for an interest rate increase in the next two months, with a senior policymaker saying the economy will likely be ready for such a move "fairly soon.