UK factories struggled in August as the strength of sterling and sluggish foreign demand continued to weigh on the manufacturing sector.
PIN-FORGETTING, CARD-CARRYING SHOPPERS can now use contactless cards to pay for things up to the value of �30. This time last week you were capped at �20, or about the price of a goodly bottle of spirits.
... * FTSEurofirst 300 drops 2.1 pct. * Basic resources stocks are top sectoral losers. * DAX underperforms despite stronger German data.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde speaks at a public lecture at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia.
LONDON— Whirlpool Corp. WHR -0.23 % has approached AGA Rangemaster Group AGA 11.60 % PLC, the iconic British maker of cast-iron ovens, over a possible cash bid, turning up the heat on Middleby Corp.