FRANKFURT - On Thursday, when much of the world economy looked a bit brighter, even the European Central Bank offered a more optimistic view of the cloudy euro zone.
David Cameron has piled on pressure on China to stamp out the illegal trade in ivory. He invited President Xi Jinping to a conference on the crisis to be hosted by Prince William.
Autumn Statement: latest updates · Autumn Statement: Winners and losers. From April next year, equity and certain debt investments into social organisations will qualify for a 30pc tax credit.
I can't repeat my Ipso facto joke yet again. But there, I just did. The announcement that almost all of the major publishers have signed up to fund the Independent Press Standards Organisation, and agreed therefore to be regulated by it, is hardly a shock.
Car sales in the UK continued to accelerate in November, rising for the 21st month in a row and manufacturers forecasting that business next year could be even better.