The Bank of England's new chief economist says it will have a "live" decision on interest rates next month.
Retail sales in the UK fell for the fifth month in a row, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Shares opened up 6% after reports the Chinese property giant made a payment before a crucial deadline.
Why experts say cutting contrails costs less than $1bn a year but may be worth so much more.
The Barbie maker announces $1.8bn net sales saying parents are prioritising spending on children.
Warehouse workers in Staten Island hope to organise, in the latest labour push at the firm.
The US accuses China of "skewing the playing field" during a review at the World Trade Organization.