Sarah Modlock

Death toll rises at Lonmin mine

The death toll at Lonmin's West Marikana platinum mine in South Africa rose to 34 after police opened fire during clashes with machete-wielding miners, who are currently on strike.

The week ahead (13/08 - 17/08)

The week starts and ends quietly with an insurance-capped peak over Tuesday and Wednesday, giving way to a slew of economic data as interim results news trails off.

Government debates RBS nationalisation

The future of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) was being hotly debated on Thursday as the Treasury sought to play down a report in the Financial Times that the bank could be fully nationalised.