LONDON: State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has set aside �400 million ($640m) to cover potential fines for manipulating currency markets and warned further charges for past misconduct would continue to hit its profits.
Pedestrians walk past an electronic stock board displaying the figure of the Nikkei 225 Stock Average, top, and the exchange rate of the yen against the US dollar, outside a securities firm in Tokyo.
WPP's founder Sir Martin Sorrell warned yesterday that the Ebola epidemic, the rise of Isis and unrest in Hong Kong are �grinding down� confidence among major advertisers.
The United Kingdom's net contribution to the European Union increased by a third last year, to �11.3bn, according to new figures.
THE owner of British Airways stepped up the pressure on its European rivals yesterday by forecasting it will make bigger-than-expected profits this year.