Europe's main stock markets have fallen at the start of trading, with Greece set to default on a payment owed to the International Monetary Fund.
A measure of consumer confidence finds people have a "spring in their step" as spending power rises following six years of gloom.
Take cash, credit and debit cards - and sensible precautions - if you are heading to Greece on holiday this week or next. The country's banks will be closed to July 7 and €60 (around �42) limits have been placed on cash withdrawals at ATMs, though this ...
"It's like deja vu, all over again," baseball coach Yogi Berra once famously said. And you'd be forgiven for thinking the same about UK airport expansion.
Workers outside the Bank of England. Its chief economist believes an interest rate cut is conceivable. Photograph: David Levene/David Levene.