Cheers could be heard outside shops US-wide as Black Friday sales kicked off slightly earlier than usual. In an effort to compete with online retailers, many stores opened their doors on Thanksgiving afternoon - traditionally a national holiday.
A shopper in Leeds takes a way a new TV during a very early start to Black Friday. Photograph: Ian Hinchliffe/REX Shutterstock. Graham Ruddick.
Karin Forseke is stepping down as the chair of Alliance Trust less than two months after the 127-year-old investment trust announced a major governance reshuffle, including chief executive Katherine Garrett-Cox quitting the board.
China's stock market plunged on Friday after several brokerage firms said they were being investigated by regulators over securities violations.
Four senior partners from accountancy firm KPMG have been arrested in connection with suspected tax evasion -including the man who heads its corporate finance practice across the island of Ireland.