Workers at a steel factory in Dalian, China. As China's stunning economic performance over recent decades has become difficult to sustain, the country has used debt to fuel growth.
Lotus, the British sports car maker, is being bought by China's Geely. The purchase is part of a deal by Geely to buy a 49.9% stake in Malaysian carmaker Proton, which owns Lotus.
A �200m settlement between Royal Bank of Scotland and thousands of aggrieved shareholders has been hit by further delays after it emerged that lawyers were having difficulty tracking down some investors to ask them to agree the deal.
Tesco will see what impact the ban on 5p bags has on customers in the selected stores. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg/Getty Images.
Hundreds of thousands of older couples who live together but are not married are set to miss out on tax breaks and state pension rights as numbers have almost trebled over 13 years, new analysis suggests.