Royal Bank of Scotland has set aside £400 million to cover potential fines for manipulating currency markets and another £100 million to compensate customers mis-sold loan insurance. Full Article
EDINBURGH - Top share index surged in early deals on Friday, after appetite for stocks globally was boosted by unexpected monetary stimulus in Japan, with Royal Bank of Scotland and airline IAG leading gainers after encouraging corporate reports.
PARIS - He has a criminal record for corruption and as prime minister in the 1990s caused France's worst unrest since May 1968 with a failed austerity push. Two decades on, opinion polls show he is the country's most respected politician in office. Full Article
As Occupy Central digs in, Hong Kong companies are finding speaking out is a recipe for disaster, and as businesses weigh the costs silence is often the preferred policy. Video