U.K. stocks fell, halting a two-day gain in the benchmark FTSE 100 Index, as investors weighed results from Tesco (TSCO) Plc and Unilever.
Mortgage activity dropped in September compared with a year ago signalling a UK housing market that is "continuing to cool", banks have said.
Britain's biggest drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline today set out plans to �fundamentally re-shape� the business - with jobs on the line as the pharmaceuticals giant aims to cut costs by �1 billion.
LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group's aborted attempt to sell hundreds of branches to the Co-operative Bank was not influenced by politicians, a committee of lawmakers said on Wednesday.
A recent sharp slowdown in the London property market has led to a profit warning from estate agency group Foxtons, sending its shares slumping more than 15%.