Ministers have launched a new crackdown on firms which use large numbers of self-employed or agency workers in order to deny them employment rights.
Brazilian prosecutors are charging 21 people with qualified homicide, a year after an iron ore mine disaster in the state of Minas Gerais.
More than 800,000 people have switched banks via the Current Account Switch Service this year, according to the latest figures. Payments service BACS found that there were 234,359 switches in the last quarter alone (July 1 - September 30).
Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president, says eurozone monetary policy is not threatened by politics. Photograph: Michael Probst/AP.
The merest hint of a price rise is likely to cause jitters among supermarkets. Photograph: Martin Argles for the Guardian. Rob Davies.