Barclays, HSBC and bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland are among 13 banks facing fraud allegations and a claim for $1.15bn (£700m) in damages in the US state of Virginia over the sale of mortgage bonds during the financial crisis.
Inflation is expected to remain below the Bank of England's 2% target when official figures for August are published on Tuesday.
The global economy faces headwinds from a sluggish eurozone and rising political tensions, including the uncertain outcome of Scotland's independence referendum, a leading thinktank has warned.
France has admitted it will overshoot the EU's 3% budget deficit target this year, putting the eurozone's second-biggest economy on a collision course with Brussels.
The Bank of England's governor, Mark Carney, has warned trade union members that they face higher interest rates next spring before they receive rises in real wages.
Royal Bank of Scotland's US arm, Citizens, could be valued at more than $14bn (£8.5bn), the bailed-out bank has indicated, as it pushed the button on the sale of the business.
China is set to overtake the U.S. as the world's largest economy in U.S. dollar terms over the next decade, according to a new report by IHS Economics.
Much of the debate about devolution rightly focuses on the prospect of 5.2 million Scots waving goodbye to the UK in a couple of weeks. In the background, away from the fiery spray of words between Edinburgh and London is a debate about how the 53 million people in England could benefit from a bit of devolution themselves.
Have I got this right? The world is facing, in Ukraine and the Middle East, the most disturbing concatenation of unpredictable events for decades, but the big issue in Scotland is whether it should leave the UK, and the main obsession of the Conservative party is the prospect of the UK's departure from the European Union – or Brexit, as it is known.
The US added 142,000 jobs in August, the lowest figure this year and one that ends a streak of months in which the economy added more than 200,000 new positions.
Do you only sorta-kinda know about economics? Are you unsure about the difference between budget deficit and the national debt? You should read this entertaining lexicon.
The global economy is divided at the moment into the good, the bad and the ugly. Two of the most populous nations can claim to be good.