Analysts at Bernstein say bank could signal a cut in shareholder payout
All the day’s economic and financial news, as UBS says sterling would suffer a sharp correction if Britain votes to leave the EU
In other news:
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has told MPs that investors fear the pound will suffer fresh losses as the EU referendum approaches
Crude oil dips on renewed supply glut fears, with markets set to end positive week on downbeat note
A new survey points to a big problem: student debt, rent, health insurance and attending friends’ weddings are preventing young people from saving up
Iraq’s oil minister says producers need to find a way of restoring ‘normal’ prices
From baby boomers through to generation X, the idea was that children would become better off than their parents. That dream is now dead – just ask generation rent
China reopens only marginally lower after the new year break despite a huge miss on trade data, while Japan boosted by hopes of more stimulus measures.
Roling coverage of the ongoing turbulence in the stock markets, and new growth figures from across the eurozone.