The Bank of England has announced that from next year it will cut the maximum deposit it will protect to �75,000, leaving more people at risk if a bank fails.
Surveys for business lobby group the CBI suggest that manufacturing, retail and services growth slowed in the second quarter of the year.
Holidaymakers in Greece will be left unable to buy vital medicines or even food within a matter of days if the banks fail to reopen, business chiefs have warned.
EE, the mobile operator being taken over by BT, has received one of the largest fines ever issued by the telecoms regulator over the way it handled customer complaints for nearly three years.
Independent TD Mick Wallace could face a Stormont grilling over his claim that a €9.8m (�7m) payoff had been set aside for a Northern Ireland politician.