The City watchdog has ordered lenders to reopen more than 2.5m payment protection insurance claims, clearing the way for consumers to seek additional compensation for Britain's biggest financial mis-selling crisis.
Bankers and finance workers sidestepped about �50million in tax by deferring their bumper bonuses until after the 50p tax rate had been axed, new figures suggest.
The European Central Bank gets back to work after the summer next week with inflation in the euro zone now down to 0.3%. That may not prove enough for them to bring in new policy measures.
Boris Johnson has sent a strong signal that he will not surrender over �Boris Island�, a new hub airport in the Thames Estuary, despite expectations that the scheme will be shelved for good by the Airports Commission next week.
The International Monetary Fund has approved the release of nearly $A1.5 billion in fresh funds for troubled Ukraine, as the country faces an escalation in fighting with pro-Russia separatists.