LONDON British car production rose in July but at a slower pace than in June, according to an industry group which urged the government to make sure the country's exit from the European Union does not hamper the sector.
HONG KONG Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday but clung to recent well-worn trading ranges while the dollar held firm against regional currencies ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at a global central bankers' meeting.
LONDON The number of mortgages approved by British banks fell to its lowest in a year in the month following Britain's vote to leave the European Union, but robust credit growth added to signs that the decision has had little impact on consumers so far.
LONDON Lloyds Banking Group Chief Executive Antonio Horta-Osorio apologised to staff on Wednesday for damaging the bank's reputation but said he intended to continue running the British lender following press scrutiny of his private life.
JACKSON HOLE, WyomingWhile markets wait for Janet Yellen's latest message about the direction of monetary policy, the Federal Reserve chief and her colleagues already have one for politicians: the U.S. economy needs more public spending to shift into higher gear.
Filter products maker Essentra Plc said it had agreed to sell its clean wipes making unit to an affiliate of buyout specialist Madison Industries in a deal worth 220 million pounds, exiting a non-core unit after a turbulent year.
Phoenix Group Holdings , Britain's largest owner of life assurance funds closed to new customers, said Brexit and the sharp decline in long-term interest rates are factors that negatively impacted its Solvency II surplus.
Gambling technology company Playtech Plc said on Thursday it would return 150 million euros (£127.87 million) to shareholders through a special dividend after reporting an 18 percent jump in first-half revenue, helped by strong performance in its gaming division.
SINGAPORE Oil prices dipped on Thursday, extending the previous day's decline, as the market focus returned to a global supply overhang, although a surprise fall in Chinese crude inventories did lend some support.
FRANKFURT European broadcast group RTL said it would pay an interim dividend of 1 euro per share and raised its full-year earnings guidance despite quarterly results that missed consensus due partly to the UEFA European soccer championship.