Workers complete final checks on the production line at Nissan's car plant in Sunderland. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters. Graham Ruddick, Rowena Mason and Julia Kollewe.
The number of companies planning to float in London has slumped to its lowest level since 2012, with Misys, the banking software developer, the latest to pull the plug on what would have been the biggest ever technology listing on the UK markets.
Ouch. The pound just had another one of its little moments, dropping sharply to an eight-day low against the euro (at €1.1117). Sterling is lost all its early gains against the US dollar, hitting a three-day low of $1.2126.
It's starting by rolling out a small number of women's and men's pieces, but there are plans in the works to "significantly ramp up" the number of items going forward.
Calamity averted or calamity deferred? The official figures for UK gross domestic product in the third quarter appeared to vindicate Brexit supporters who have argued consistently that leaving the EU would inflict little or no damage on the economy.