House price growth in London has slowed to the weakest pace seen in nearly four years, with property values in Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester now rising more quickly than the capital, according to an index.
And Barclays bank nearly tripled annual profit to �3.2 billion and accelerated its disposal of unwanted assets. Markets. Other markets.
Iain Conn even called the deals “good value” - despite his firm admitting they cost the average customer up to �210 a year more than rivals' cheapest deal.
It is a sign of Jes Staley's growing confidence that he can turn Barclays' investment bank into a business capable of generating an attractive return on equity that he has taken the costly decision to shake up its bonus structure.
Interventions in the energy market by successive governments have pushed up prices, but not secured supplies, peers found. A House of Lords committee said the interventions have led to an opaque, complicated and uncompetitive market.