European equities seesawed before finishing higher on Friday, but looked to close out the trading month with gains of over 6 percent.» Read More
European shares closed lower on Thursday on concerns regarding U.S. military action and an independence vote in Scotland.
The U.S. dollar hit a six-year high against the yen and sterling recovered some ground after recent nerves over Scottish independence.
LONDON, Sept 11- The dollar powered to a fresh six-year high against the yen on Thursday, while sterling got some respite from a poll that helped calm nerves over Scotland's vote on independence in a week's time.
LONDON, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar powered to a six-year high against the yen on Thursday and sterling recovered some ground after a recent bout of nerves over the prospect of Scotland voting for independence in a week's time.
One of the world’s best-known billionaires got involved in the Scottish independence debate, as the small state shifts to the top of the agenda.
Sept 10- Britain's Lloyds Banking Group Plc, which is based in Scotland, said on Wednesday it would set up legal entities in England as part of its contingency planning for next week's referendum on Scottish independence. Lloyds Banking Group currently employs 16,000 staff in Scotland.
MARIANO RAJOY, Spain's Prime Minister:. SORAYA SÁENZ DE SANTAMARIA, Spain's Deputy Prime Minister:. LUIS DE GUINDOS, Spain's Economy Minister:.
LONDON, Sept 10- Emilio Botin, who transformed Santander from a small domestic lender into the euro zone's biggest bank, has died of a heart attack, aged 79.. MARIANO RAJOY, Spain's Prime Minister:. SORAYA SAENZ DE SANTAMARIA, Spain's Deputy Prime Minister:.
European shares closed lower on Tuesday, with investors cautious regarding an upcoming independence vote for Scotland.
LONDON, Sept 9- At the heart of the debate about whether or not Scotland can prosper as an independent country, ahead of a vote on Sept. 18, is the issue of what would happen to its financial services industry.
Scottish independence: The new worry for equities. It has driven the pound down against the dollar.
European shares closed lower on Monday, with the decline led by the U.K.'s FTSE 100 after weak trade data from China.
*Sterling drops, shares fall, banks brace for Scotland vote. The survey prompted concern bordering on panic among Britain's ruling elite, with Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative-led government promising proposals this week to grant Scotland greater autonomy if it stays.
NEW YORK, Sept 8- U.S. stock index futures are slightly lower on Monday, with investors finding few reasons to extend a long-running rally that has taken indexes to repeated records amid overseas concerns and few domestic catalysts.
Uncertainty regarding the result of this month's Scottish independence referendum has weighed on the British pound.
Take-up of the Bank of England's Funding for Lending scheme is still negative, despite billions lent to banks.
European shares closed lower on Thursday with investors reacting to quarterly earnings and some disappointing data from the euro zone.
Lloyds Bank said it will ask to restart dividend payments at a "modest" level after reporting a one-third jump in underlying profit
U.K. authorities have announced plans to hit misbehaving bankers in the pocket, and could potentially demand the repayment of seven-year-old bonuses.
The ties between Britain’s banks and its economy have always been close, but they seem to have become even tighter in the post-banking bailout era.