Shoppers from London, Glasgow, New York City and Washington, D.C., took part in Black Friday. The practice of offering low prices the day after Thanksgiving is spreading across the Atlantic.
Standard Chartered's credit rating has been downgraded by Standard & Poor's for the first time in 20 years because of a downturn in the group's performance and concerns over its rising exposure to credit losses.
Ofgem has fined North Yorkshire-based Drax with a �28million penalty, the largest ever handed down by the regulator. It has also fined generation firm InterGen �11million.
1 of 2. Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi talks to journalists before a meeting of OPEC oil ministers at OPEC's headquarters in Vienna November 27, 2014.
United Biscuits is to cut the 680-strong workforce at its McVitie's factory in Glasgow by almost a quarter. The firm said 202 jobs were under threat at its Tollcross site although some could apply for 36 new posts, leaving a net reduction of 166 workers.