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15 May
Market buzz: Pound unimpressed by labour data, warning over Italian 'Varoufakis'

1635: Close Taylor Wimpey provided the biggest boost to the Footsie on Tuesday after unveiling plans to hike its dividend payout.

15 May
Tuesday newspaper round-up: RBS, Brexit impasse, East Coast rail, FirstGroup

Officials charged with managing the taxpayer’s stake in Royal Bank of Scotland have begun contacting City brokers to gauge interest in a potential share sale, only days after the lender agreed a provisional deal with American prosecutors over the sale of toxic mortgage-backed bonds. UK Government Investments began calling investment banks last week after RBS announced a $4. 9 billion settlement on Thursday that cleared what is widely regarded in the City to have been the last hurdle to the state restarting the sale of its 71 per cent holding.