The UK's banks have been told to find an additional �13.4bn of capital this year on top of the balance sheet-strengthening measures they had already been planning.
UK retail sales recorded a larger-than-expected rise last month, helped by a strong increase in food sales. Sales rose 2.1% in May from the month before, and were up 1.9% from a year earlier, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Sebastian James, Dixons' chief executive, said the chain had experienced a "tablet explosion" last Christmas and, given that less than a third of British households have a tablet, there is "lots of road left in this particular product".
PARIS - Shares in Eurotunnel which operates the under-sea tunnel between France and England fell by 4.47 percent on Thursday after the European Commission pressed for a cut in prices charged to run trains on the route.
The Scottish first minister has backed a break-up of RBS to split its risky investment bank from its mainstream retail and business lending arm.