Nikkei hits seven-year high, and yen hits seven-year low, as Japan's central bank stuns markets by extending its monetary stimulus programme.
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.
Consumer confidence in the UK declined for a second straight month in October as Britons still remain pessimistic about the economy.
LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - International Airlines Group reported a 30 percent jump in third-quarter profit on Friday and raised its forecast for the year, in contrast to the British Airways-owner's strike-hit rivals.
LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Martin Sorrell's advertising group WPP posted a lower than expected 3 percent rise in third-quarter like-for-like net sales on Friday due to growing concerns over geopolitical tensions and a slowdown in the global economy.