LONDON - British house prices rose in March by the smallest annual amount since September 2013, figures from mortgage lender Nationwide showed on Friday, adding to signs the country's housing market is cooling.
LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron won the first TV encounter of a close national election in Britain, an opinion poll showed, but opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband leveraged a rare opportunity to promote himself on a national stage.
LONDON - Britain's Co-operative Bank will close 57 more branches this year and more in the future under a turnaround plan that saw it cut 15 percent of its staff last year and make a loss of 264 million pounds.
LONDON - Former telecoms regulator Ed Richards has been appointed by 10 banks and building societies in Britain to head a review aimed at merging financial trade associations.
LONDON - Britain's police watchdog said on Friday it was investigating an allegation a senior Scotland Yard figure ordered officers to drop an inquiry into child sex abuse which involved Members of Parliament, judges, media figures, actors and clergy.
LONDON - Britain's financial regulator broke its own rules by failing to keep markets orderly when it mishandled the announcement of a review into life insurance policies, lawmakers said on Friday.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Six major powers and Tehran have made significant progress in negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme, but there are several key differences that must be resolved to clinch a preliminary deal by March 31, a British diplomat said on Thursday.
LONDON - Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane said regulators around the world might need to develop more common rules for dealing with specific markets rather than take a country-by-country approach.
LONDON - Art from the Islamic world will be shown in the heart of the British Museum, instead of on the sidelines, in two new galleries funded by a Malaysian foundation which hopes to offset the image created by Islamic militants.
LONDON - Britain's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that 27 "frank" letters written by Prince Charles to ministers in 2004-2005 can be disclosed to the media, a step that could cast doubt over the political neutrality of the future king.