... * FTSE 100 edges lower after 5-day winning run. * Ex-dividends take around 11 points off the index. * MPC minutes show two members voted for tightening.
A pedestrian walks past the entrance to Standard Chartered Plc's headquarters in London, on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Standard Chartered is probing why anti-money laundering controls implemented as part of a 2012 deal with New York's banking ...
The most common jobs for the 4.6 million self-employed are in construction, taxi driving (above) and carpentry and joinery. Photograph: Caroline Purser/Getty Images.
LONDON (Reuters) - Commodities group Glencore (GLEN.L) became the first of the large miners to honor promises to return cash to shareholders, announcing a share buyback program of up to $1 billion as it reported forecast-beating first-half profit.
LONDON (Reuters) - British construction company Carillion (CLLN.L) said it was no longer pursing a merger with Balfour Beatty (BALF.