UK Business News

04 August, 2015 14:17

Treasury sells RBS stake at £1bn loss

The government begins its sell-off of shares in part-nationalised lender Royal Bank of Scotland, raising £2.1bn, a third below the price it paid.

04 August, 2015 09:16

House price rises 'sped up in July'

The pace of increase in UK house prices accelerated in July, rising by 3.5% compared with a year earlier, according to the Nationwide.

04 August, 2015 16:02

Greek bank shares continue to fall

Shares in Greek banks fall for a second day in Athens, but non-financial shares fare better.

04 August, 2015 13:08

Standard Life shares fall on results

Shares in Standard Life fell on Tuesday after a drop in annuity business dampened profits for the insurer and asset manager.

04 August, 2015 15:56

Klesch pulls out of Tata Steel talks

Klesch Group abandons plans to buy Tata Steel's Long Products division, which employs 6,000 people in the UK.

04 August, 2015 15:47

Farmers continue milk price protests

Dairy farmers are continuing to protest at supermarkets in parts of the UK over the price they are paid for their milk.

04 August, 2015 15:32

Shire makes $30bn offer for Baxalta

Shire, which makes the Adderall XR amphetamine, said it is seeking to buy fellow drugmaker Baxalta for $30bn (£19.2bn).

04 August, 2015 11:57

China sales fall hits BMW profits

A drop in sales in China and investment in new vehicles hits German luxury car maker BMW's second-quarter profits.

04 August, 2015 10:43

Fewer claims lift Direct Line profits

Insurance group Direct Line reports a big increase in profits for the first half of 2015, after improved weather leads to fewer claims.

04 August, 2015 12:36

Standard Life weighs on FTSE 100

The FTSE 100 falls, with shares in Standard Life lower after it says its annuities business has suffered from recent pension reforms.

News reports courtesy of BBC News.

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