Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi gestures as he arrives at his hotel ahead of an OPEC meeting in Vienna November 24, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader.
The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was full of good tidings. He promised that Christmas had come early, in the form of his new �315bn (�250bn) investment plan aimed at kick-starting growth in the EU.
A fresh row broke out over Royal Mail yesterday as Vince Cable told the company to stop �whinging� about competition, after its boss warned that almost daily deliveries to anywhere in the UK were under threat.
The headline figures from the second estimate of GDP growth from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in the third quarter of 2014 were pretty unremarkable.
A multimillion-pound pay package that would make Helge Lund, incoming chief executive of BG Group, one of Europe's best remunerated oil bosses has run into fierce opposition from shareholders, who are threatening to vote against the deal within days.