Global business outlook has fallen to a five-year low, according to October's Markit Global Business Outlook Survey. Optimism among 6,100 companies in the world's largest economies fell steeply.
Royal Mail can expect harsh criticism from communications watchdog Ofcom when it publishes its annual update on the postal service next month, according to media reports.
Monday 11:45GMT. Europe's equities markets are moving higher, building on a muted start to trade after German confidence data unexpectedly rose.
1 of 2. A British Airways airplane flies past a signage for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in London April 22, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Luke MacGregor.
More than one in three families will do their Christmas shopping this Friday, turning the so-called US holiday Black Friday into the busiest shopping day of the year.