... * Bank to pay dividend of 0.75 pence per share. * 2014 underlying profit 7.8 bln stg vs 6.2 bln. * Government gets 130 mln pounds from dividend.
The German parliament has voted to extend financial aid to Greece by another four months. The extension - approved by creditors last week in exchange for a series of Greek government reforms - needs to be ratified by eurozone members.
LONDON (Reuters) - European shares rose to fresh seven-year highs on Friday, extending a two-month rally fuelled by the European Central Bank's money printing programme which starts in the coming weeks.
LONDON--Oil prices rallied on Friday ahead of key data expected to show another reduction in U.S. drilling activity. Crude futures have been whipsawing in recent weeks with the market weighing up signs of impending supply cuts and improving demand ...
Barnes & Noble will spin off its college bookstore business, but hang onto its Nook e-book reader, the company announced on Thursday (Feb. 26).