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Messi to face tax evasion trial

Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi is to face trial for alleged tax evasion, a Spanish judge rules, rejecting an appeal to drop charges.

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Eurozone economy ‘stuck in a rut’

A closely-watched survey shows the eurozone economy ‘is stuck in a rut’, but retail sales come in stronger than expected.

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VIDEO: Ebola cripples tourism industry

The BBC’s Umaru Fofana reports from Freetown on the catastrophic impact of the Ebola virus on tourism in Sierra Leone.

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Whew! Job creation shows rebound in September

Job growth bounced back, with the U.S. economy creating 248,000 fresh positions. The unemployment rate fell to 5.9%.

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Facebook’s WhatsApp deal approved

EU regulators have given the go-ahead for the social networking site Facebook to buy the mobile messenger service WhatsApp.

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Airbus insider trading trial opens in France

A long-awaited French corporate trial involving allegations of insider trading in the shares of Airbus Group got under way on Friday.

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Hong Kong protests to hit luxury sales

Protests in Hong Kong could hit the sales of luxury goods makers as Chinese tourists shun the region and buy their items elsewhere.

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VIDEO: Mental health work pilots launched

People who are unemployed and who have mental health problems will be helped to find work under a new government pilot scheme being launched in England.

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Ebola epidemic: Which sectors to watch

The Ebola epidemic could have “significant implications” for commodities, Deutsche Bank warned, as deaths top 3,300.

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Is the market underestimating the UK Labour party?

The U.K.’s opposition Labour Party may secure victory in next year’s general election – yet investors are underpricing the risk.