The mayor of London and the CBI employers' group are urging Philip Hammond to increase public spending as a way of reassuring businesses fearful of the consequences of leaving the EU.
Barclays has set aside an extra �600m to meet claims for mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI). It brings the bank's total provision for PPI claims to �8.4bn.
The troubled German lender Deutsche Bank has unexpectedly returned to profit in the third quarter, beating analysts' estimates and helping to alleviate concerns over its litigation issues.
"I was used to the hustle and bustle, the crowd on the floor," says Alasdair Haynes. "And on the Monday there was no one there.
Motorists face paying nearly �82 more for their car insurance than they did a year ago typically - and prices are likely to continue heading upwards - a report has found.