Britain's second-largest doorstep lender
Morses Club expects to take on more customers as a
regulatory crackdown forces smaller players to shut up shop, its
chief executive said after the company reported first-half
results on Thursday.
Crude oil prices continue to climb
despite attempts by oil producers to reassure the market about
availability and the existence of enough spare capacity to
offset oil lost as a result of U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Senior European Union officials
believe Italy risks facing a massive debt restructuring task -
and one that would hit its own citizens hardest - unless it
backs down in its unprecedented challenge to Brussels' budget
Risk levels in Nasdaq's
Nordic commodities market had more than doubled in the six
months prior to a top trader's default in November, the result
of a rapid accumulation of bets amid soaring electricity prices,
the exchange told Reuters.
European Union regulators have
recognised the need to cooperate with their UK counterparts to
avoid disorderly markets if no agreement is reached on the terms
of the UK's departure from the EU, Britain's financial watchdog
said on Thursday.