US Fed chief Janet Yellen says unemployment rate alone is not enough to evaluate the strength of the US jobs market

Yellen says US job market still hampered

15.19 The dollar was steady after its strongest weekly run since March and world stocks were near all-time highs as markets waited for steers from the Federal Reserve and ECB on diverging policy plans.

Co-operative Bank posts a pre-tax loss of £75.8m for the first half of the year

Co-Operative Bank posts loss of £75.8m for H1

08.17 The Co-operative Bank has reported a £75.8m pre-tax loss for the first half of the year but said it was encouraged by its progress since it was rescued from near-collapse last year.

Oil prices fall on lower than expected Chinese manufacturing data

Oil down on weak China manufacturing data

19.15 Oil prices edged lower in Asia as dealers digested downbeat Chinese manufacturing data and tracked the ebbing likelihood of supply disruptions in Iraq, Ukraine and Libya.

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