One of the world's most successful businessmen has said Alex Salmond's proposal for an independent Scotland to share the pound is impossible.
Efforts by Chinese banks to tighten up on a popular channel for relatively cheap loans has put pressure on international commodity prices and raises further concerns about China's markets following the country's first bond default.
... Stocks. * G4S charged for monitoring criminals who were dead or in jail. * 2013 operating profit 442 mln stg vs f'cast 455 mln stg.
The Bank of England's oversight committee has appointed Lord Grabiner QC to lead its independent investigation into the growing foreign exchange manipulation scandal.
British motorists watch out - Opec has upgraded its forecast for world oil demand, raising the prospect of higher petrol prices ahead of next week's Budget.