Government to 'retire' some WW1 debt
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds originally issued by Winston Churchill.
FTSE up on bank news and Japan move
The FTSE 100 rises more than 1% as investors breathed a sigh of relief over Bank of England plans for capital reserves and welcomed news of a stimulus boost from the Bank of Japan.
BA owner raises profit forecast
The parent company of British Airways, IAG, raises its profit forecast after it reports a 30% increase in third-quarter profits.
Russia-Ukraine deal secures EU gas
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
Sony reports loss of $1.2bn
Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony reports a net loss for the three months to September of 136bn yen ($1.2bn; £762m).
ANZ bank announces record profit
One of Australia's biggest lenders, ANZ, announces a record full-year net profit of A$7.3bn ($6.4bn, £4bn), up 15% from a year earlier.
Noriega fails to sue Call of Duty
The former dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega, fails in his attempt to sue Activision after a character based on him appeared in a Call of Duty game.
Housing market 'losing momentum'
The UK housing market is showing signs of slowing down, the Nationwide says, with the annual rate of price growth slowing to 9% in October.
Motorway fuel '£8 a tank dearer'
Filling up at a motorway service station can cost the average motorist an extra £8 a tank compared with elsewhere, the RAC says.