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The FTSE 100 sees more falls, dropping nearly 1%, with shares in oil firms being hit by the recent decline in the price of crude.
The Russian rouble weakens further against the dollar after Moody's downgrades its credit rating, blaming the economic damage caused by sanctions.
The housing market is "sitting on a plateau", a lenders' group has said, despite renewed competition between providers on mortgage rates.
All Civil Service employees will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce.
Five of the UK's biggest price comparison sites are accused of "hiding" the best energy deals from consumers - by one of their rivals.
Changes in the rules surrounding pensions could lead to more people being persuaded to transfer their savings to risky investment schemes, some of which may be fraudulent.
Gaming fans pack the League's championship final in Seoul
Drivers could benefit if savings from a drop in petrol and diesel wholesale prices are passed on, but the Petrol Retailers' Association says smaller forecourts could suffer.
Tens of thousands of fans turn out to watch competitors play each other at the League of Legends World Championship in Seoul, South Korea.
Greene King raises its offer for Spirit Pub Company, the owner of the Chef & Brewer chain, which indicates it will accept the bid if other details can be worked out.
Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo officially starts in the top job today, but pushing through his reform programme won't be easy.
Asian shares bounce back after positive data and earnings from the US, and gains on Wall Street
Dozens of firefighters battled a major fire at Didcot B Power Station, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue has said.
How Mauritius' sugar cane is proving flexible
How Mark Pearson, the boss of discount offers website My Voucher Codes, set up the business and became a self-made multi-millionaire.
Why being brilliant is not enough at work
The UK economy will grow by 2.4% next year, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group EY Item Club says.
Male and female civil servants will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to announce.
Environment Secretary Liz Truss says large-scale solar farms are "ugly" as she confirms plans to cut a taxpayer subsidy for the schemes.
The German government must increase investment to improve competitiveness, says finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.