Southern rail said no trains were expected to run during three days of drivers' strikes next week. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images.
FRANKFURT Germany's financial regulator on Thursday announced new rules to curb spreadbetting, becoming the latest European regulator to clamp down on the fast-growing industry in which most retail investors lose money.
HOUSE price rises are at their strongest level since April, as the market shrugs off warnings it would be hit by Britain's vote to leave the European Union (EU).
Scandal-hit Sports Direct has splashed out $51.1m (�40m) on the acquisition of a corporate jet despite reporting its profits halved.
The local share market is set to open higher after a solid night on Wall Street and news the European Central Bank will extend its quantitative easing program.