US indices crawled higher as investors await the release of the latest Fed minutes, which will help them gauge whether a rate rise is on the cards next month.
Lotus, the British sports car maker, is being bought by China's Geely. The purchase is part of a deal by Geely to buy a 49.9% stake in Malaysian carmaker Proton, which owns Lotus.
A "dramatic" increase in the number of older cohabiting couples could lead to more people missing out on valuable tax breaks and state pension rights, analysis by an insurer suggests.
Deutsche Bank have joined a growing list of foreign exchange strategists seeking to profit from a rise in the Euro against the Pound.
The Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, has fallen victim to an online prankster who got him to joke about one of his predecessor's supposed drinking habits.