LONDON (Reuters) - A fall in the share prices of commodity companies, and in telecoms group BT (BT.L), halted a rebound in Britain's top equity index on Thursday.
BT Group has lifted its dividend on the back of rising profits and an increase in broadband customers attracted by its growing roster of exclusive sports TV rights.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) said third-quarter profit rose 31 percent, beating estimates, as earnings from refining and natural gas countered the impact of lower crude prices at Europe's biggest oil company.
HONG KONG (AP) - Stock markets mostly rose in Asia but fell in Europe on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it will end a stimulus program that was as massive as it was controversial.
National Australia Bank (NAB), which has owned Glasgow-based Clydesdale since 1987, said it was considering a broad range of options for the bank.