Surveys for business lobby group the CBI suggest that manufacturing, retail and services growth slowed in the second quarter of the year.
The Bank of England has announced that from next year it will cut the maximum deposit it will protect to �75,000, leaving more people at risk if a bank fails.
Greece is sliding into a full-blown national crisis as the final cash reserves of the banking system evaporate by the hour and swathes of industry start to shut down, precipitating the near disintegration of the ruling coalition.
HOURS of secret-taped recordings could expose how a �7million offshore fund was set up last year as a pay-off allegedly earmarked for a Northern Ireland politician.
British Polythene Industries has said trading volumes have continued to run ahead of last year and its performance in the six months to June 30 will be slightly ahead of 2014.