The monthly updates on the state of the public finances, published by the Office for National Statistics, aren't exactly everyone's idea of bedtime reading.
RBS was given immunity from one multimillion-euro fine after telling the European commission it had tried to influence Swiss franc interest rates with JP Morgan.
LONDON (Reuters) - Gains in big oil companies and drugmaker Shire (SHP.L) lifted Britain's top equity index on Tuesday, which extended a rebound after falling to 15-month lows last week.
European rules to cap bankers' bonuses at twice fixed pay are �a retrograde step� that could add to difficulty in recruiting staff, according to the chairman of HSBC.
... * GDP grew 7.3 pct in third quarter from year earlier. * Factory output pick-up offset by slowing property sector. * Li says faced with complex external environment (Adds comment by Premier Li Keqiang).