Britain's rising level of personal debt has prompted a warning from the Bank of England about dire consequences for lenders and the economy.
Luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo has been bought by Michael Kors Holdings in a deal which values the firm at about �896m. The British firm, which was put up for sale in April, had attracted attention from a number of suitors.
Alphabet executives were forced to defend the way other businesses in its portfolio, such as YouTube, Maps and Android, are bundled together, as analysts quizzed them on the impact of a record-breaking $2.7bn EU fine.
For all those shoppers who feel chocolate bars, cartons of drink, toilet rolls and countless other products have been getting smaller, now comes official confirmation.
Two city mayors have criticised the government's decision to back Crossrail 2, days after it scrapped rail electrification plans in Wales, the Midlands and the north of England.