UK inflation rate falls to 1.5%
Cheaper food and fuel prices helped to push down the UK consumer price inflation rate to 1.5% in August, official figures show.
Bosses and cash vanish at shoe firm
Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has announced the disappearance of its chief executive and chief operating officer, along with most of its cash.
Six regions hit new house price peak
Six regions of the UK now have average house prices higher than their pre-financial crisis peak after values rose again in July, official figures show.
Global firms 'need new tax rules'
Moves to tackle corporate tax avoidance on a global scale are unveiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
German investor confidence falls
Investor sentiment in Germany fall for the ninth month in a row as conflict in Ukraine and weak economic growth in the eurozone undermine confidence, a survey suggests.
Russian rouble falls to new low
The Russian rouble falls to a new all-time low against the US dollar amid concerns about the effect of sanctions on the country's economy.
Alibaba raises price of share sale
Chinese online giant Alibaba increases the price range of its initial public offering, meaning it could raise more than $25bn when it lists in New York.
Gaultier quits ready-to-wear clothes
French fashion house Jean Paul Gaultier is to stop making ready-to-wear clothes for both men and women, and will focus on "haute couture" and perfume.
London Market Report
The FTSE falls and shares in Thomas Cook drop 6% after the travel firm says bookings in Germany have slowed because of weaker consumer confidence.
Design contest opens for new Â£1 coin
The public is being invited to take part in a design competition to create an image which will be emblazoned onto a new Â£1 coin, the Treasury says.
Southern Water Â£176m sewage penalty
A water company could face a levy totalling Â£176m imposed by the water regulator for failings in customer services and managing sewerage systems.
OECD sees global economy held back
A slow recovery among nations using the euro is holding back the global economy, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says.