Google has insisted that it pays a "fair" amount of tax in the UK, as one high-paid executive came under fire from MPs after admitting he did not know how much he earned.
Canadian stocks slumped a fifth day, joining a selloff in markets around the world amid waning confidence central banks can support the global economy, as commodities prices fall and growth stalls.
Sainsbury's says its customers are responding positively to a reduction in special offers. Photograph: PA. Rebecca Smithers Consumer affairs correspondent.
British Gas says the price cut means the average annual bill will be almost �100 lower than 13 months ago. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA.
The price of gold rose to $1,260 a troy ounce in trading on Thursday, on course for its biggest one-day gain since the financial crisis as investors sought havens from broad financial turmoil.