Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and Standard & Poor’s were sued in the Netherlands by 16 investors over a complex derivative product that fell in value by as much as 90 percent during the financial crisis.
Henar Fuentes held out the white cardigan sweater as if she wanted nothing more in the world. It was on sale for 8.45 euros ($11.44) at a Madrid boutique just a few minutes’ walk from the Puerta del Sol.
U.S. teenagers showed little progress on an international test of math, science and reading, which was again led by students in Shanghai and Singapore, bolstering support for tougher standards in U.S. schools.
Gay rights activists plan to defy Russian President Vladimir Putin and pressure Olympic sponsors including Coca-Cola Co. during the Sochi Games by encouraging athletes to protest a national ban on homosexual “propaganda.”
Spanish notes led declines among euro-area government securities this week as reports showing inflation quickened damped the case for European Central Bank stimulus that tends to boost shorter-maturity debt.