Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Tuesday that Greece was hoping for a 3 billion to 5 billion euro ($3.3-$5.5 billion) advance from Russia if it struck a deal with Moscow on the Turkish Stream pipeline project.
Standard Chartered Plc reported first-quarter profit that missed analysts' estimates, with all but one division reporting lower earnings in Peter Sands's final results as chief executive officer.
UTILITIES group Centrica delivered a more positive update to the market yesterday, following a profit warning and dividend cut announced along with its 2014 results in February, and said trading continues in line with previous guidance.
Oil has surged 20 percent this month to $57 a barrel as expanding violence in Yemen stoked concern that supplies could be disrupted.
A leading tenants' group has called Labour plans to crack down on rogue landlords 'incredibly weak' - claiming it could take at least a decade to enforce.