British banks may have to hold more funds to guard against the risk of a future economic downturn, the Bank of England has proposed.
Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 9.5% from 8%, a much bigger rise than expected, as it seeks to combat inflation.
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.
The Dow and S&P 500 close at record levels, helped by a surprise move by the Bank of Japan to boost its stimulus measures.
Andy Rubin steps down from Google, while his former colleague Daniel Graf is demoted at Twitter
Inflation in the eurozone rose slightly in October, giving some hope that the spectre of deflation can be staved off.
Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy.
Royal Bank of Scotland sets aside £400m to cover potential costs from an investigation into possible manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
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.
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.
The parent company of British Airways, IAG, raises its profit forecast after it reports a 30% increase in third-quarter profits.
A round-up of Friday's business stories as they happened
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The latest share, currency and commodity prices
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Lloyds Bank confirms 9,000 job losses
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