Philip Hammond has confirmed the Government is closing its Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme in the latest of George Osborne's flagship policies to be abandoned by the new administration.
Merlin Entertainment's earnings outlook has faltered as the company continues to struggle with sluggish industry growth and the fallout of an accident at Alton Towers last year.
The competition watchdog has launched a review of price comparison websites to investigate public awareness of how they earn their money and the level to which they actually benefit consumers.
The Scottish government has been accused of double standards over its stance on fracking. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said the SNP administration had "leapt on its high horse" over shale gas extraction in Scotland.
Saudi Arabia, feeling the economic pinch from low oil prices, agreed to a surprise OPEC production cut but remains determined to exert leadership over the world market, analysts say.