Treasury yields are higher and the dollar is hanging on to most of the previous session's gains as the market discerns a slightly more hawkish tone from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.
If this week's speech by Theresa May on her Brexit plans was designed to reassure the City of London and stop banks from shifting jobs out of the UK, early indications are that it appears to have failed.
Jan 19 (Reuters) - Britain's Royal Mail Plc said on Thursday it was on track to achieve its cost savings targets for the current year and revenues in the first nine months were in line with expectations after a strong performance over Christmas.
Wales, the south-west and the north-west were the exceptions, with sales increasing last month, says Rics. Photograph: Alamy. Angela Monaghan.
A Halfords sign is seen outside a store in London, Britain April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth. LONDON British bicycles to car parts retailer Halfords on Thursday maintained its profit expectations for the full 2016-17 year after beating market ...