Profits at Barclays fell by 21% in the first half of the year as the bank set aside a further �400m to compensate customers mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI).
A man runs past the Bank of Japan building in Tokyo. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters. Nick Fletcher. Friday 29 July 2016 05.59 EDT.
LONDON The yen jumped on Friday and the biggest rise in Japanese government bond yields in years lifted sovereign borrowing costs around the world, after the Bank of Japan's latest measures to boost growth and inflation fell short of investor expectations.
LONDON British shares fell on Friday, with the FTSE 100 .FTSE index set to end a five-week gaining streak as education publisher Pearson slumped after it posted results.
High-profile London estate agency Foxtons has announced a 42% fall in profits, blaming uncertainty around the EU referendum for the fall.