LONDON� Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC on Friday said it set aside �400 million ($640 million) to cover potential fines for the alleged manipulation of foreign-exchange rates, as the U.K.
The threat of a triple-dip recession in the eurozone, civil unrest in China and the Ebola crisis have created an unprecedented number of headwinds for the global economy, according to the chief executive of WPP.
U.S. Treasury bonds pulled back Friday as the Bank of Japan 's surprise decision to beef up monetary stimulus boosted investors' appetites for riskier assets.
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' �218m of the UK's �2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds originally issued by Winston Churchill.
The energy giants faced fresh demands today to cut people's bills after wholesale gas prices slumped to a new low. An outraged industry boss said it beggared belief that the Big Six suppliers had still not passed on the savings to millions of customers.