Opec threw down the gauntlet to US shale oil producers by deciding not to cut its production, in a move that sent the oil price tumbling by more than 8 per cent to a four-year low.
Will be �1.5bn or could it be �2bn? That's the debate around the higher echelons of the NHS in England as they await Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement next week.
The Royal Air Force has officially taken delivery of the new A400M transport aircraft from Airbus, part of an international defence programme that secures thousands of British jobs.
The Bank of England's attempt to boost growth by handing out cheap loans has yet again failed to encourage banks to lend more to small businesses.
SSP, the owner of the Upper Crust and Caffe Ritazza found in airports and train stations, swung to a loss after racking up almost �34m in costs linked to its stock market float in July.