The City enjoyed a �25m bonanza yesterday as the London Stock Exchange raised �938m through a rights issue to part-fund its $2.7bn (�1.6bn) takeover of the US indices firm Frank Russell.
Labour's pledge to ban rogue energy firms came in the same week in which yet another energy giant was lambasted by Ofgem. The regulator has forced EDF, one of the "big six", to pay out �3m for breaching complaint-handling rules.
Mario Draghi said inflation expectations have deteriorated across the euro area and signaled policy makers are ready to add fresh monetary stimulus.
Economic recovery and the buoyant UK housing market lifted half-year sales of the cast iron cookers that have defined affluent country life for generations by a tenth, helping Aga Rangemaster to reduce last year's losses by a factor of seven.
An unscrupulous landlord has been fined more than �3,000 for renting out a loft so small tenants had to CRAWL up a staircase to get in.