Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (RBS.L)
* RBS reviewing global footprint as focuses on UK market (Adds detail, context, background)
DUBAI, Jan 29 - Royal Bank of Scotland is to exit its corporate debt and debt capital markets business in the Middle East and Africa, a statement from the British lender said on Thursday.
* Specialist mortgage services, subsidiary of HML, has agreed to purchase Topaz Finance Limited from Royal Bank of Scotland
* RBS to start pilot scheme next week (Adds finance minister, Funding Circle quotes)
LONDON, Jan 22 - Royal Bank of Scotland said on Thursday it would refer small businesses rejected for loans to alternative finance providers Funding Circle and Assetz Capital.
* Proposes new powers for official forecaster on economy (Adds details, quotes)
LONDON, Jan 14 - British finance minister George Osborne said on Wednesday the government needed to take a decision on when to sell its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland soon after a May national election.
LONDON, Jan 14 - British state-backed lender Royal Bank of Scotland has been granted a waiver by the U.S. Federal Reserve from onerous new rules coming in next year for big overseas banks.
ZURICH/HONG KONG, Jan 14 - J Safra Sarasin and a consortium comprising Singapore's DBS Group Holdings are among banks shortlisted for the second round sale process of Coutts International, people familiar with the matter said.
LONDON - Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays may have to pay some of the biggest bills from an estimated $52 billion in fines and other litigation costs facing Europe's banks in the next two years, Morgan Stanley analysts said.