British carmaker Aston Martin reported its second successive quarter of profits for the first time in a decade as the company paved the way for a potential stock market listing.
A construction site in Beijing on Tuesday. Moody's Investors Service said Wednesday that the buildup of debt in China's economy would erode its financial strength in the coming years.
The dollar eased back and US Treasuries rose even after the minutes of the Federal Reserve's last Open Market Committee meeting showed policymakers close to raising rates.
The days of the 5p supermarket carrier bag could soon be over, as Tesco is piloting a plan to scrap them and force shoppers who forget their own bags to buy a "bag for life".
A �200m settlement between Royal Bank of Scotland and thousands of aggrieved shareholders has been hit by further delays after it emerged that lawyers were having difficulty tracking down some investors to ask them to agree to the deal.