LONDON - Back in September, when oil was still selling for close to $100 a barrel, North Sea energy reserves were the big prize at stake in Scotland's referendum on whether to secede from Britain.
Friday 18:00 GMT. Global stocks were back on the front foot at the end of a week in which the Federal Reserve once again demonstrated its awesome ability to shift investor sentiment, even as oil prices remained weak and echoes of Russia's 1998 financial ...
... * FTSE 100 up 1.2 pct. * WPP, Aviva rally as analysts recommend snapping up bargains. * Barclays rises as judge raises question about dark pool probe (Updates with closing prices).
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
Russell Brand joins in the protests at the New Era estate. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images. Robert Booth. Friday 19 December 2014 10.43 EST.