Insurance and tourism firm Saga Plc
said on Wednesday that its tour operations were still
being hit by political uncertainties in the UK, even as overall
trading so far was in line with expectations as it revamps its
Housebuilder Berkeley Group Plc
reported a slump in annual pretax profit as Britain's housing
sector continued to be pressured due to increasing uncertainty
ahead of the country's exit from the European Union.
Switzerland's political system
of painstaking consensus-building requires more time to strike a
deal with the European Union on a new treaty, Foreign Minister
Ignazio Cassis said, suggesting no quick resolution to a
potentially damaging log-jam.
China's smaller banks and
brokers are turning to stock exchanges to borrow short-term cash
this week to escape the typical end of June pressure in money
markets and more recent worries over credit risks in the sector.