Crude futures slide on perceived uptick in US production and Russian reluctance to go along with cartel.
Manjit Wolstenholme had only been appointed executive chairman in August after troubled lender issued its second profit warning.
Benoit Coeure, a senior central banking official, says "economic agents could become less anchored to actual activity and more prone to manias and panics."
The European Union has already upgraded its growth forecast for the eurozone this year to 2.2%
Falling demand and lower wholesale gas prices would cut power prices, research suggests.
Chancellor Philip Hammond downgrades economic forecasts and unveils appealing policy morsels.
Index closed at 30,003.49, breaching the 30,000 threshold for the first time since the financial crisis.
British GDP expected to come in at 1.5% for 2017, falling further until 2020.
A combination of aggressive acquisitions and expansion initiatives have transformed the petrochemical company in a matter of years.
Political developments spark another intraday rally keeping the British currency firmly in positive territory.
Collapse of coalition talks in Eurozone's biggest economy weighs on the euro ahead of next round of Brexit talks.
Official data reveals visitor numbers rose by 5% as tourists took advantage of the British currency's dip.
Commentators bemoan the British currency's unpredictability as political and economic headwinds make life difficult for forecasters.
Sterling tumbles against its main rivals amid growing uncertainty over the government's future and Brexit negotiations.
Investment vehicles created to encourage sustainability projects have seen their global popularity soar, report says.