A lack of homes for sale means that the housing market will get off to a slow start in 2017, according to surveyors. Property transactions have slowed since the spring, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said.
Annual growth in UK house prices accelerated for the first time in eight months in November, a lender's figures show. The Halifax, part of Lloyds Banking Group, said property prices had risen by 6% compared with a year ago.
MOSCOW - The Russian government announced Wednesday that it will sell nearly 20 percent of its state oil company, Rosneft, to the Swiss commodity trading firm Glencore and the sovereign wealth fund of Qatar.
Dozens of wealthy footballers are being investigated for using income from image rights to dodge tax, it emerged last night. HMRC bosses told MPs the practice was rife, with 43 players, 12 clubs and eight agents under investigation.
LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - British transport company Stagecoach stuck to its forecast for a dip in annual earnings, saying improving demand for rail travel would help offset weakness in its bus business.