Disgraced former defence secretary Liam Fox delivered a speech on free trade at Manchester Town Hall this morning. Well, it was billed as a speech but actually had more in common with a sixth form economics essay.
The UK's competition watchdog has launched a probe into price comparison sites, which are an increasingly popular way of shopping for energy, broadband, insurance and credit cards.
Merlin Entertainment's earnings outlook has faltered as the company continues to struggle with sluggish industry growth and the fallout of an accident at Alton Towers last year.
Despite the drop in mortgage approvals, indicators suggest UK house prices are likely to rise over the next quarter. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA.
Deutsche Bank came under mounting pressure this evening after it emerged that some hedge funds worried about its financial health had started to trim their exposure to the troubled lender, sparking fresh fears about its future.