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Shares in sportswear giant Adidas jump 6% after a report says that a group of investors is considering a bid for the company's Reebok brand.
The Russian rouble weakens further against the dollar after Moody's downgrades its credit rating, blaming the economic damage caused by sanctions.
Asian shares bounce back after Wall Street's rally on Friday, with Japan's Nikkei index recording its biggest daily rise since June 2013.
Gaming fans pack the League's championship final in Seoul
Australia's government hopes to raise as much as $5.5bn Australian dollars ($4.8bn; £3bn) by selling shares in health insurer Medibank Private.
How Mauritius' sugar cane is proving flexible
The man who has made millions from money off vouchers
Why being brilliant is not enough at work
The UK economy will grow by 2.4% next year, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group EY Item Club says.
The German government must increase investment to improve competitiveness, says finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.
The element that heats the Earth and gets everyone arguing
Police and protesters clash in a battle for territory in the Hong Kong district of Mong Kok, as both sides confirm talks will take place on Tuesday.
Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, says the chief economist at the Bank of England.
US shares open sharply higher in Friday trading in a partial recovery from the week's losses.
Global stock markets stage a partial recovery after a week of precipitous falls and volatility.
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen warns about rising inequality in the US, saying she was 'greatly concerned' about the trend.
The BBC's Andrew Walker unpicks some striking disclosures about divisions within European Central Bank over rescuing Cyprus's bank sector.
Shares in engineering firm Rolls-Royce fall 11.5% after the company warns of falling revenues as trade sanctions against Russia begin to bite.
Glasgow hotels enjoyed a significant lift in room rates during July, helped by the Commonwealth Games.
US investment bank Morgan Stanley reports an 87% jump in profits to $1.65bn (£1bn) in the three months to the end of September.