LONDON Euro zone business activity grew at its quickest pace this year in November and firms, which benefited from a weaker euro, raised prices faster than at any time in five years, a survey found on Monday.
More than 27,000 investors are pushing ahead with plans to take Royal Bank of Scotland and its former chief executive Fred Goodwin to court, despite the bank reaching a settlement with hundreds of other investors.
Even Fortnum & Mason, the Queen's grocer, is not immune to the effects of the collapse in the pound. The upmarket retailer said rising costs associated with the currency's fall would inevitably lead to price inflation in 2017.
Unions are close to agreeing a deal with Tata Steel which would keep the Port Talbot works open along with other UK plants, BBC Wales understands.
Oil rose to its highest level since mid-2015, topping $55 a barrel, as traders bet on supplies tightening after Opec struck a deal last week to cut production for the first time in eight years.