The Russian central bank raised
its key interest rate to 7.75 percent on Friday, responding to
rising inflation and pressure on the rouble that is set to grow
after the bank announced it would resume purchases of foreign
currency for state reserves.
Weak economic data from China
sent Britain's top stock index sharply down on Friday as banks,
miners and consumer stocks suffered from investors' mounting
anxiety about the world's second-biggest economy.
European hospital and nursing bed
maker LINET Group is in talks with three or four bidders over
the potential sale of a stake and could wrap up a deal in the
first half of 2019, the company's founder and main shareholder