FTSE edge up helped by M&S but miners weigh
MILAN UK blue chips rose on Wednesday, helped by gains in Marks & Spencer following results and stronger healthcare stocks though weaker miners kept a lid on the British market.
HONG KONG The Hong Kong-listed shares of HSBC Holdings were set to rise 0.95 percent on Monday after Europe's biggest bank said AIA Group Ltd Chief Executive Mark Tucker had been appointed as its chairman, replacing Douglas Flint.
HSBC's shares were set to rise 0.95 percent to HK$63.60, while AIA was set to fall 2.8 percent.
(Reporting by Anne Marie Roantree; Editing by Stephen Coates)
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their highly anticipated first meeting on Wednesday, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff's message.
LONDON A British judge has given Royal Bank of Scotland a week to avoid a trial by reaching a deal with investors who allege the bank misled them over its 2008 fundraising.