Britain's retailers suffered a surprise end-of-year slump in sales in a sign that rising prices since the Brexit vote are starting to hit people's spending power.
"An imposter, a [political] conman and a would-be dictator," is the verdict of billionaire investor George Soros on Donald Trump.
Bosses of some of the world's biggest financial institutions have firmed up their intentions to move thousands of jobs out of London to cities around the world as a result of Brexit.
Asian markets were a mixed bag on Friday after China's latest set of economic data suggest the economy is recovering, even as risk sentiment sours ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration.
Thousands of HFC and John Lewis finance customers could be in line for a mammoth compensation payout, following an investigation into the way customers were treated after falling into arrears on their debt payments.