LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's largest energy supplier Centrica (CNA.L) has made preparations in case it is approached with a takeover offer, the utility's chairman said at the company's annual shareholders' meeting in London.
Soaring rents, a shortage of supply, young people forced to live with their parents well into their 30s, or commute vast distances to their work.
Britain's big four banks face a further �19 billion in charges to cover misconduct and litigation this year and next as the pay-outs become a "way of life", according to a new report.
Leaving the European Union could cost Britain �224bn while other EU nations would suffer only minor economic losses if it withdrew, according to a major new study.
Greece's government bonds rallied, with three-year yields dropping the most since the securities were sold in July, on optimism the nation may be moving toward a strategy that would help unlock funding and avert a default.