Shareholders in Deutsche B�rse have backed its planned merger with the London Stock Exchange Group, but the two groups still need to persuade regulators to approve the deal.
Britain's largest high street banks will charge millions of businesses to deposit cash if interest rates fall, according to senior bankers.
A Bank of England policymaker has hinted that the economy could call for monetary stimulus next week, after a set of gloomy data suggested the impact of Brexit uncertainty could be taking its toll.
Theresa May is under growing pressure from Liam Fox, the trade secretary, to pull out of the EU customs union, a move required to facilitate post-Brexit bilateral trade deals but which would impose costs on exporters and could strain Anglo-Irish relations.
One main driver of that growth was a splurge by credit card customers who now have �2.1bn of debt on their plastic, almost double the �1.1bn balance they held a year ago.