Britain's economy looks on course for a solid finish to the year after a closely watched business survey for last month smashed expectations, although worries about inflation and political uncertainty are making firms nervous about 2017.
Royal Bank of Scotland has reached a deal with three of the five shareholder groups who allege they were misled over the bank's �12bn fund raising in 2008.
House prices have surged in "hipster hotspots" in and around major cities, says property website Zoopla. A study by the site found property rising in areas that are attracting "new generations of creative, upwardly-mobile people", reports AOL.
At the open, Italy's benchmark stock index, the FTSE MIB fell off a cliff, starting the day's trading lower by around 2.4% as investors react to the political instability caused by Renzi calling time on his premiership.
FAMILIES with fire-risk tumble dryers are still waiting for repairs or replacements a year after the problem emerged, a probe has found.