LONDON, (Reuters) - Britain's public finances improved sharply in November, official data showed on Friday, helped by a fine on banks hit by a foreign exchange trading scandal.
Stamp duty changes are expected to see wealthy areas of London hit by stalling price growth, while other regions will benefit. 08:55, UK, Friday 19 December 2014.
A BBC Panorama investigation has uncovered the appalling conditions experienced by workers in some of Apple's Chinese factories.
Brent crude oil rose above US$60 (S$78.90) a barrel on Friday, recovering from near a 5-1/2-year low as investors squared books ahead of the year-end festive break after six months of falling prices.
The bid to buy Aer Lingus by rival group International Consolidated Airline Group (IAG) could have valued the Republic's flag carrier at at least �1 billion, industry sources estimate.