... * FTSE 100 closes up 1.3 pct at 6,546.47 points. * Bank of Japan policy easing lifts world stock markets. * Barclays up as new BoE rules seen less harsh than feared.
LONDON� Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC on Friday said it set aside �400 million ($640 million) to cover potential fines for the alleged manipulation of foreign-exchange rates, as the U.K.
The threat of a triple-dip recession in the eurozone, civil unrest in China and the Ebola crisis have created an unprecedented number of headwinds for the global economy, according to the chief executive of WPP.
UK wholesale gas prices have hit a record low, piling more pressure on energy firms to explain why household bills have not been slashed.
The European Central Bank building, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images. Angela Monaghan. Friday 31 October 2014 13.39 EDT.