Online gambling company Betfair has continued its impressive growth in its latest financial update released ahead of its proposed merger with Paddy Power.
British tourists are rushing to book winter sunshine holidays in the Canaries, Cape Verde, North America and Mexico after the terrorist attacks at beach resorts in Tunisia and Egypt.
The euro was near the weakest in seven months against the dollar and yen as investors speculated the European Central Bank will expand stimulus when it meets next week.
Within hours of the arrest of BTG Pactual Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Andre Esteves on Wednesday, the bank's stock was down as much as 39 percent and the bonds 20 percent.
Cyber-thieves are preparing malware and spam campaigns in a bid to catch out retailers and shoppers during the run-up to Christmas, experts say.