The dollar headed for its first monthly advance against the yen since May on mounting speculation U.S. monetary policy will further diverge from that of the Bank of Japan.
People are 'determined to carry on shopping for today, rather than saving for tomorrow,' said market researchers GfK. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA.
Oil is poised for the biggest monthly advance since April amid speculation informal talks among OPEC members in Algeria next month may result in action to stabilize the market.
As Sir Philip Green yesterday hid on his �100million super-yacht a former BHS worker tried to question him about the firm's demise.
Companies offering poor conditions have dominated the news recently; from the "Victorian workhouses" of Sports Direct to drivers suing Uber asking for holiday pay and a pension.