Online gambling company Betfair has continued its impressive growth in its latest financial update released ahead of its proposed merger with Paddy Power.
British tourists are rushing to book winter sunshine holidays in the Canaries, Cape Verde, North America and Mexico after the terrorist attacks at beach resorts in Tunisia and Egypt.
The euro was near the weakest in seven months against the dollar and yen as investors speculated the European Central Bank will expand stimulus when it meets next week.
Brazilian police have arrested the ruling party's leader in the senate and the head of Latin America's biggest independent investment bank as part of a corruption investigation.
Cyber-thieves are preparing malware and spam campaigns in a bid to catch out retailers and shoppers during the run-up to Christmas, experts say.