Fears of a bank run in Cyprus and contagion across the wider Eurozone sparked a mass sell-off on European stock markets on Monday, as the Eurozone debt crisis rears its ugly head once again. [18 Mar '13]
The FTSE 100 breached the psychological barrier of 6,500 on Monday afternoon, hitting fresh five-year highs, though gains were only slight given a barrage of mixed economic data released earlier in the session. [11 Mar '13]
Barclays and RBS were both in the biggest fallers after the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards called for British banks to be forced to divide its routine retail operations from investment operations. The panel is looking for ways to bring about banking reform as part of the Banking Reform Bill, which is set to be debated in parliament at the start of next week. [11 Mar '13]
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