UK GROWTH 'HIDES DISAPPOINTING NEWS'
Think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns that the increased growth announced in the Autumn Statement is just expected growth arriving early.
NATWEST SERVICES HIT BY CYBER ATTACK
A deliberate attempt to disrupt services at NatWest left some customers struggling to access online banking on Friday.
US JOBLESS RATE HITS FIVE-YEAR LOW
The US unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 7% in November as firms created 203,000 new jobs, latest figures show.
ELDERLY HIT BY SECURITY PRICE FIXING
Vulnerable elderly people may have been ripped off by home security system suppliers acting as a price-fixing cartel, regulators say.
E.ON TO RAISE ENERGY PRICES BY 3.7%
UK energy supplier E.On announces average dual fuel bill increase of 3.7% from January 2014
EX-GOLDMAN TRADER MUST REPAY $118M
An ex-Goldman Sachs trader is sentenced to nine months in prison and ordered to repay $188m ( £115m) over a botched 2007 trade.
HOUSE PRICES CONTINUE RAPID RISE
House prices rose by 1.1% in November compared with the previous month and were up 7.7% from a year earlier, the Halifax says.
OSBORNE WANTS 'BALANCED' RECOVERY
Chancellor George Osborne rejects claims the UK's economic recovery is based solely on a boom in consumer spending and house prices.
SAMSUNG AND PHILIPS RAIDED BY EU
Samsung and Philips are among several consumer electronics companies raided by the European Commission over suspected breaches of competition rules.
WALL STREET MARKET REPORT
US stocks jump on Wall Street following the release of stronger-than-expected jobs figures.