LONDON - Britain's top equity index fell to its lowest level in nearly two months on Wednesday, as a new slump in the shares of supermarket retailers hit the market.
LONDON, - British manufacturing grew at the slowest rate in 17 months in September as demand weakened at home and in Europe, a slowdown likely to be noticed by the Bank of England as it debates when to start raising interest rates.
LONDON - Britain's financial watchdog has launched a full investigation into the Tesco accounting scandal that has now wiped 4 billion pounds from the troubled grocer's stock market value.
LONDON - The Bank of England has eased a curb on risky mortgages that are large relative to a borrower's income, amid signs that Britain's housing market has begun to cool.
LONDON - British workers' productivity failed to pick up in the second quarter of this year despite strong economic growth, though stagnant wages kept a related measure of inflation pressures in check, official data showed on Wednesday.
LONDON/PARIS - When Britain lost its last native car company 20 years ago, it was lamented across the political spectrum as a national catastrophe.
LONDON - Britain's J Sainsbury cut its full-year sales forecast and said it would assess its dividend policy as part of a strategic review after second-quarter sales fell sharply, adding to the turmoil in the grocery market.
PARIS - Societe Generale said it plans to finish an internal investigation into dollar transfers made on behalf of entities based in countries subject to U.S. sanctions, linked to talks with the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control, by the end of next year.
ZURICH - Liechtenstein authorities have confirmed that they are investigating the businessman at the centre of the crisis that has engulfed Bulgaria's fourth-biggest bank, citing suspicions of money laundering.
PARIS - (This version of the story has been corrected to change cost comparisons in paragraphs seven and eight to euro cents, and not euros)