It's Black Friday - the biggest shopping day of the year. We'll have all the bargains, special offers and scraps as shoppers scramble to get the best deals.
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.
The tumbling price of oil hammered commodity-dependent currencies as well as shares in oil and gas companies, a day after OPEC kept its output target.
Electricity generators Drax Power and Intergen have paid fines for failing to fund energy-saving measures for households in low-income areas.
Michael Noonan: I've defined what the squeezed middle is in money terms. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times. Patrick Logue.