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.
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.
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
Shares in travel firm Thomas Cook drop 6% after the company says bookings in Germany have slowed because of weaker consumer confidence.
Apple releases U2 album removal tool
Apple releases a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts in response to complaints six days after giving away the music for free.
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.
Design contest opens for new £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 £1 coin, the Treasury says.
Debate over gambling 'controls'
Four of Britain's biggest bookmakers have pledged to promote responsible gambling but campaigners say the move falls far short of what is needed.