CROPREDY, England Grammy award-winner Petula Clark sang her global hit "Downtown" about as far from "where the neon signs are pretty" as she could at the weekend -- to thousands in a field in rural England.
LONDON President Donald Trump's warning North Korea faced "fire and fury" and Pyongyang's threat of possible retaliation drove investors out of stocks on Wednesday and into the yen, Swiss franc, gold and government debt.
LONDON European stocks rose on Monday, with gains in telecoms and banks offsetting a big fall in Unilever, while uncertainty over political developments and the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike kept the dollar in check.
LONDON Stocks rose in Europe and Asia on Thursday and yields fell on some of the euro zone's battered low-rated bonds as investors put aside the political risks that have dominated markets this week.
LONDON Investors sold sterling and stocks on Monday, seeking shelter in gold and the Japanese yen as uncertainty over Britain's departure from the European Union and the policies of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump curbed appetite for risky assets.
LONDON The dollar edged higher on Monday, boosted by robust U.S. wage growth data strengthening the case for more Federal Reserve interest rate increases, while Britain's pound fell on Prime Minister Theresa May's hint at no membership of the EU's single market.
LONDON The chances of an anti-establishment candidate winning in Europe next year are high following Brexit and the U.S. election of Donald Trump, and if it led to France leaving the European Union it would be financial "catastrophe", Columbia Threadneedle Investments said on Thursday.
LONDON Paul Beatty was on Tuesday named as the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker fiction prize, for "The Sellout", a biting satire on race relations in the United States. | Video
LONDON, Oct 25 Paul Beatty was on Tuesday named
as the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker fiction
prize for "The Sellout", a biting satire on race relations in
the United States.
LONDON After whittling down a pile of 155 novels, the judges of the Man Booker Prize are set to unveil this year's winner of a 50,000 sterling ($61,200) award that can have a "seismic" impact on a writer's career. | Video