Markets were mostly higher on Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve May meeting minutes indicated an unwinding of its balance sheet likely towards year-end and as investors look ahead to an OPEC gathering widely expected to extend output cuts.
A female migrant construction worker walks into her dormitory near newly-built residential apartments in Shanghai August 12, 2013.
A High Court judge is to be given an update today on the state of settlement talks currently under way in a bid to resolve a legal action by thousands of shareholders against Royal Bank of Scotland.
UK car production fell by 18.2 per cent last month as demand for both domestic and export sales fell and the car market slowed across Europe.
The debt of British households will hit a record high next year, new estimates show, surpassing the pre-financial crisis peak as a surge in credit card borrowing has financed extra spending in recent months.