Landlords and borrowers could face higher bills after Bank of England chiefs revealed they were considering a backdoor interest rate rise.
Europe's banks are barely increasing lending because they are still weighed down by bad loans, the European Banking Authority (EBA) said, warning that the burden is greatest on the smallest lenders.
Dermot Desmond will challenge Ladbrokes's and Coral's agreement to pay their partner Playtech €106 million, in a bid to have the pair's €3.3 billion merger put to a second shareholders' meeting.
US shops and consumers are gearing up for this holiday shopping season, as online retailer Amazon continues to reshape what's a key six weeks for the retail industry.
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