The CBI says half of UK businesses are planning to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones.
Senior workers in London's financial services sector are expecting an average 21% rise in their bonus payouts for this year, a survey found.
MORE than one million Scots flocked to the country's high streets and shopping malls over the weekend to wrap up their last-minute Christmas shopping.
Middle-class households fork out more in taxes than they get back from the state, with top earners paying the Treasury �30,000 more than they receive in handouts.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares and the dollar began a holiday-shortened week on a strong footing on Monday, with the euro testing two-year lows against the greenback on divergent monetary policy expectations.