UK wholesale gas prices have hit a record low for November and December delivery, piling more pressure on energy firms to cut household bills.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has set aside a further £780m to cover the costs of conduct issues, including the PPI mis-selling scandal.
The Government has announced it will pay off part of the UK's First World War debt - the first such payment for 67 years.
Japan's Nikkei stock market climbed to a seven-year high after the country's central bank surprised investors by expanding stimulus to boost economic growth.
The company behind Superdry is the latest clothing retailer to warn of a hit to profits from the unusually warm autumn.
Barclays has confirmed a £500m provision for fines relating to allegations foreign exchange markets were manipulated by banks.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is leaning towards appointing the smallest of the big four accountancy firms as its new auditor, a move that would spell the end of its relationship...
The RAC is demanding action to cap motoroway service station fuel prices, describing them as "21st century highway robbery."
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has come out as gay and says he wants to "inspire people to insist on their equality".
Stock market losses across Europe eased on Thursday on news the US economy grew more than had been expected in the third quarter.