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.
The yen collapsed against the dollar and other currencies Friday after the Bank of Japan surprised markets by increasing its monthly asset purchases in an effort to boost the economy.
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' �218m of the UK's �2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds originally issued by Winston Churchill.
Wholesale gas prices in the UK today hit a record low for supplies to be delivered in November and December, adding to pressure on energy firms to cut household bills.