A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225. The volatility affecting global markets last month appears set to continue.
Global stocks were gripped by a fresh bout of panic selling on Monday, raising fears over the health of the world's banking system for the first time since the financial crisis.
Retail news round-up on February 9, 2016: Local councils to be able to extend Sunday trading hours, easyFoodstore re-opens and January retail sales up 3.3%.
The facility, owned by ENGIE and Mitsui and Co, will cease market operations in early summer 2016 due to "the deterioration in market conditions for UK coalfired power generation".
If you asked adventurous investors to name an asset that could realistically double in value over the next five years, many would say oil.