LONDON (Reuters) - British house prices rose at their fastest annual pace in just over a year in March in the latest sign that buyers of properties to rent and second homes were rushing to beat the introduction of a new tax, a survey showed on Friday. ... read article

LONDON (Reuters) - Global regulators will propose safeguards in coming months to avoid asset managers destabilising markets with fire sales of assets or making promises to investors they can't keep. ... read article

LONDON (Reuters) - British funds appear increasingly to be positioning for the country to exit the European Union, by slashing equity holdings to five-year lows and sharply raising the share of cash and debt in portfolios. ... read article

LONDON (Reuters) - More than a million British workers were given a pay rise on Friday as a higher minimum wage came into force, an economic experiment that fed in to a tense political debate on whether the country should leave the European Union. ... read article

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's benchmark equity index will not make much, if any, progress for the rest of 2016, due to uncertainty over the country's vote on European Union membership and fears of a global slowdown, a Reuters poll found. ... read article

LONDON (Reuters) - British house prices rose in March at the fastest pace in seven months, bringing price growth on an annual basis back into double digits for the first time since mid-2014, mortgage lender Halifax said on Thursday. ... read article

LONDON (Reuters) - Some asset managers have been failing to tell investors they have been following a stock benchmark rather than managing their money more actively, Britain's Financial Conduct Authority said on Thursday. ... read article

LONDON (Reuters) - Hiring of permanent staff via British recruitment firms increased at the slowest pace in six months in March, with employers perturbed by Britain's approaching European Union referendum and the global economy, a survey showed on Friday. ... read article