RBS said in a trading update that it now expects to significantly outperform its previous guidance

Improving Irish economy to boost RBS

15.35 Royal Bank of Scotland will book lower bad debt charges than expected this year, helped by Ireland's improving economy, the bank has announced.

Retail sales, a key indicator of consumer spending, rose 11.9%  in the same month on-year

China's industrial production slows to 6.9%

13 Sep Growth in China's industrial production, which measures output at factories, workshops and mines in the world's second-largest economy, slowed sharply to 6.9% year-on-year in August.