BWin laggard after share sale on VAT news

FTSE 100 makes best weekly gain in eight months

BA profits lift IAG to top of London index

European and Asian indices lifted by Japan QE announcement

StanChart pressed over succession plan

Directors expected to discuss plan with chairman within days

RBS makes £400m provision for forex probe

Part-nationalised bank still manages £1.27bn pre-tax profit

Good news with bad and ugly for Barclays

Investment bank performs poorly and forex woes persist

Anglo slides as break-up hopes recede

FTSE 100 closed up 0.2% or 9.68 points at 6,463.55

Barclays confident of reaching BoE target

Lender sets aside £500m for forex probe

Miners take toll on FTSE 100

Metals stocks dominate downside as commodities prices fall

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Asos jumps as Tybourne takes stake

FTSE 100 rises 0.8% or 51.7 points to 6,453.87

FTSE retailers hit by Next profit warning

Miners’ rally keeps London index higher overall

Mondi jumps after joining top picks

Credit Suisse boost for UK packaging group

Lloyds and StanChart limit FTSE gains

Banks announce cost cut measures after profit declines

Investors back Mothercare’s rights issue

Bulk of proceeds from £100m issue will be used to pay down debt

Tui Travel rebounds ahead of merger vote

FTSE 100 fell 25.27 points, or 0.4%, to 6,363.46

European bank stocks feel stress of tests

Monte dei Paschi shares suspended, Lloyds falls in London

UK drugmakers show standalone strength

Record results for Shire; AstraZeneca wins backing for new drug

TV football rights concern weighs on BT

Supermarket groups among the week’s biggest UK fallers

No respite for UK supermarket stocks

Tesco falls further as FTSE makes broad losses

Pay attention to dividend declarations

Distributions in third quarter are barely changed from 2013

Ladbrokes sinks on worries over profits

FTSE 100 rises for third consecutive session

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