Higher borrowing and slower growth isn't what the Chancellor needs six months before the general election. But George Osborne and his advisers at No 11 Downing Street will be sitting rather less comfortably ahead of December's Autumn Statement ...
RBS were recently fined �56 million by regulators for an IT glitch in 2012. The fine is equivalent to �8.60 for each customer locked out of their accou Photograph: EPA.
Mario Draghi has boosted hopes the European Central Bank is close to backing more aggressive monetary easing, with the ECB president challenging doubts the central bank's bond-buying spree will do little to save the eurozone from stagnation.
Markets in the United States rose sharply on Friday as traders welcomed news of an interest-rate cut in China and the possibility that Europe's central bank would increase its efforts to stimulate economic growth in the region.
The knives are out for shares in Britain's leading supermarkets. Data this week showed the first fall in total grocery sales for 20 years as the big four lose market share to the German invaders, hard discounters like Aldi and Lidl.