Barclays shares are briefly suspended amid the volatility as the combined value of the index slumps by �41bn by the close. 20:47, UK, Monday 08 February 2016.
Health service rules that prevent tax-avoiding private companies from securing NHS contracts are being scrapped - for fear they “discriminate” against firms with Google-style arrangements.
Deutsche Bank led a rout in global bank stocks on Monday as mounting concerns over the global economy, turbulent markets and sliding energy prices morphed into worries over the health of parts of the financial system.
The closure of Rugeley in Staffordshire, which can power one million homes, has been blamed on worsening market conditions. 21:55, UK, Monday 08 February 2016.
For the British oil industry, 2016 is shaping up to be a grim year as the sector grapples with the worst downturn for a generation.