LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top equity index recovered late on Thursday and ended slightly higher, tracking a broad rally in U.S.
LONDON (Reuters) - The former bosses of Britain's Co-operative Bank (COOBF.PK) are to blame for the lender's near-demise last year, a committee of lawmakers said, in a report which also questioned the role played by regulators and auditors KPMG.
Copper rose in New York after manufacturing expanded at a faster-than-projected rate in China, the biggest consumer of industrial metals, bolstering the outlook for demand.
The economic malaise enveloping the Eurozone is having a drag on UK manufacturing, with factory export orders falling at the fastest rate since January 2013 in the three months to October.
Debenhams Plc (DEB), the U.K.'s third-largest department-store chain, said it's reducing the level of discounts ahead of the key Christmas season to avoid the damage to profitability that price cuts caused last year.