Russia has been forced to cut the size of its embassy in London after Britain delayed granting visas for months to dozens of its staff including career diplomats, the Russian ambassador said on Friday. Russia and Britain have repeatedly clashed publicly over Syria, Ukraine and the 2006 London murder of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said earlier this month that Russia risked becoming a pariah nation if it continued to bomb civilian sites in Syria and urged protesters to demonstrate outside the Russian embassy in London.
The decision by a British bank to withdraw services from Kremlin-backed Russian broadcaster RT "reeked of" the BBC, a Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Friday, days after warning Russia may retaliate over the row. RT said on Monday that NatWest, owned by Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS), was withdrawing its banking services from the channel's British arm. RT and Russian diplomats accused the bank of attacking freedom of speech.
- Financial Times•2 days ago
What does this chart show? It shows the gap in the share price performance of the UK's two biggest state-backed lenders: Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland. The share prices have diverged ...
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS.L)
LSE - LSE Delayed Price. Currency in GBp
|Bid||184.00 x 654700|
|Ask||192.00 x 41000|
|Day's Range||185.25 - 190.50|
|52wk Range||148.40 - 332.00|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
|P/E Ratio (ttm)||-572.29|
|Avg Vol (3m)||19,263,461|
|Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|