Anti-Putin protests in Brisbane, Australia. The Russian leader has defended his stance over Ukraine. Photograph: Daniel Munoz/Getty Images.
The Markit UK Business Outlook for October was still strong, but was lower than at any time during the last 12 months. Compared to the summer, expectations of future business activity levels, capital expenditure, profits and prices have all fallen.
Investors rushed to sell Aviva shares today as they questioned the upside of its planned �5.6 billion takeover of rival Friends Life.
Monday 11:45GMT. Europe's equities markets are moving higher, building on a muted start to trade after German confidence data unexpectedly rose.
The supermarket price war may have spelled good news for shoppers, but food producers are paying the price, an accountancy firm warned today.