(Close): The London market was up 1.28%, buoyed by a rise in bank shares and news of a stimulus boost from the Bank of Japan (BOJ).
LONDON� Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC on Friday said it set aside �400 million ($640 million) to cover potential fines for the alleged manipulation of foreign-exchange rates, as the U.K.
The threat of a triple-dip recession in the eurozone, civil unrest in China and the Ebola crisis have created an unprecedented number of headwinds for the global economy, according to the chief executive of WPP.
The European Central Bank building, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images. Angela Monaghan. Friday 31 October 2014 13.39 EDT.
As Europe marks the centenary of the Great War, the Treasury has announced it will redeem bonds issued in 1927 by then chancellor Winston Churchill to refinance money borrowed to fund it.