LONDON - Britain's government published proposals to give the Bank of England new legal powers to control residential mortgage lending on Thursday, but said it wanted more evidence before deciding on a BoE request to regulate lending to landlords.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares ticked higher on Friday as investors cheered upbeat U.S. growth data, while the dollar held near four-week highs against the yen as markets awaited the outcome of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy meeting.
ROYAL Dutch Shell's finance chief, Simon Henry, has stressed the company's enthusiasm for the West of Shetland area but said it faces tough choices in the Central North Sea off north east Scotland after it unveiled a 31 per cent hike in profits.
Annual house price growth slowed for the second month in a row in October, according to Nationwide building society, in the latest sign the market has lost momentum.
SALES of properties worth more than �1 million have reached a record high, according to a report by a mortgage lender. SALES of properties worth more than �1 million have reached a record high, according to a report by a mortgage lender.