The economy relied on shoppers and businesses to drive the recovery between July and September as the UK faced a record trade headwind, official figures showed yesterday.
Retailers left with mountains of stock after this year's Black Friday flop are expected to hold flash sales between now and Christmas.
The HSBC whistleblower who exposed tax dodging on an industrial scale through the UK organisation's secretive Swiss private bank has been sentenced to five years in jail by a Swiss court.
LONDON: Chinese shares slumped 5 percent on Friday, hit by regulatory and industrial sector worries, though it wasn't enough to derail the first weekly rise for metals like copper and zinc since early October.
An aerial view of the Doce River, which was flooded with toxic mud after a dam owned by Brazilian Vale SA and Australian BHP Billiton Ltd burst early this month, flowing into the Atlantic Ocean.