Residents in the affluent Westminster borough of London had an average of �43,577 gross disposable income per head in 2013, the highest of any area of Britain, latest Office for National Statistics data shows.
... * Blue-chip FTSE 100 index up 0.2 percent. * Kingfisher and Sports Direct reports bolster retail. * Miners weaker as Goldman sees cartel as unlikely.
Kingfisher has sold a dozen of its B&Q outlets to discounter B&M, according to analysts, after another tough quarter for the DIY chain.
Royal Bank of Scotland could be forced to boost the size of its Williams & Glyn business following a government-commissioned review into the small business lender's ability to challenge established banks in the UK.
LONDON--Balfour Beatty PLC (BBY.LN), the infrastructure group, Thursday said it has sold its stake in its 50-50 joint venture Signalling Solutions Ltd.