European stocks pushed higher Tuesday despite disappointing economic data as investors continue to bet that global central banks will offer further support to sagging growth in developed markets around the world.
The £2.7bn merger between Ladbrokes and Gala Coral will create Britain's biggest high street bookmaker.
Roberto Azevedo says the UK will not suffer a trade seizure during or after its exit talk with the European Union.
Pound climbs back above $1.22, but UBS warns it could tumble as low as $1.10 if Brexit worries persist.
Top flight shares see almost £25bn wiped off value after bank writedowns and weak mining production updates.
Brent, WTI futures extend declines on Iraq's demand for exemption from Opec's proposed production ceiling.
Resolution Foundation warns deteriorating economic outlook will hit Britain's finance over the next five years.
FTSE 100 lender will set aside a further £1bn to compensate for mis-sold payment protection insurance.
This is said to be over mishandling customer complaints and non-delivery of services to pay-as-you-go clients.
Recall covers Corolla, Etios and Auris models and includes nearly 1.5 million vehicles sold in Europe.
A weaker pound and growth at its vaccines unit lifts profits at the drug giant.
CBI said this can be done by increasing public sector net investment spending to 2% of GDP.
Flybe chief executive leaving by "mutual agreement" after a stint of over three years.