Edinburgh Airport hit by power outage, some flights disrupted
LONDON Scotland's Edinburgh Airport said on Wednesday it had been hit by a power outage, disrupting some flights and forcing passengers to queue in the dark.
LONDON Britain's Lloyds Banking Group confirmed on Friday that it was close to agreeing a settlement over allegations of manipulating benchmark interest rates.
"LBG confirms that it is in late-stage settlement discussions with a number of agencies," the bank said in statement.
Two sources familiar with the talks told Reuters late on Thursday that Lloyds would announce a fine next week in connection with a global scandal over the fixing of the London Interbank Offered Rate.
One source said the settlement, which will be the seventh joint UK and U.S. penalty in this inquiry, could be in the ballpark of 200 million to 300 million pounds.
(Reporting by Carmel Crimmins, editing by William Hardy)
HONG KONG Many Hong Kong residents, worried about growing encroachment by Beijing as the financial hub marks 20 years since its return to China, are rushing to secure British passports as a safety net in the case of social unrest or the erosion of civil liberties.
LONDON Britain's top share index dipped on Wednesday following a slide in shares of Hargreaves Lansdown and oil firms, though a jump in Bunzl's shares offered some relief.