European shares snapped a four-day losing streak ahead of a busy day for US corporate earnings and a three-day rebound in spot gold prices.
FTSE 100 lender will set aside a further £1bn to compensate for mis-sold payment protection insurance.
Resolution Foundation warns deteriorating economic outlook will hit Britain's finance over the next five years.
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.
US car giant says it is prepared to take 'whatever action necessary' to absorb Brexit-related losses.
A weaker pound and growth at its vaccines unit lifts profits at the drug giant.
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.
Zeek allows Bitcoin users to shop with John Lewis, Debenhams, Sainsbury's and Morrisons.
Labour leader compared May to Baldrick, who comes up with implausible 'cunning plans'.
Moves in the UK and America aim to get more women involved in starting and funding new businesses.