Analysts at Bernstein say bank could signal a cut in shareholder payout
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
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.
Warning over US economy triggers late sell-off on Wall Street, weighing on markets in Asia and Europe
Britain can borrow cheaper than ever before, as panic selling drives investors out of shares and into bonds. Federal Reserve chair Yellen testifies again.
Contingent convertible bonds allow banks to skip interest payments without defaulting, and can be converted to shares or written down if a bank runs into financial difficulties
Fed chair has warned that turmoil in global financial markets could knock the US recovery, and hinted that interest rates will only rise gradually