Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse is expected to reveal a loss later this week as it gets ready to write down billions of pounds worth of assets.
The economy has had a sluggish start to the year, a business lobby group has said.
It will probably be “no change” at the Bank of England this week, with policymakers expected to keep interest rates at their historic low again.
The Financial Conduct Authority is expected to face criticism on Monday when MPs debate a motion on whether it is up to the job of regulating behaviour in the City.
Tesco is to halt 24-hour trading at 76 of its biggest stores owing to a lack of shoppers in the early hours.
US economic growth missed expectations in the fourth quarter, reinforcing fears that the Federal Reserve was too hasty last month when it raised rates for the first time in almost a decade.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that RBC Capital Markets has agreed to a $2.5m settlement for causing materially false and misleading disclosures about its valuation analysis in a proxy statement for Rural/Metro Corporation’s sale in 2011 to a private equity firm.
Europe needs to see more banking mergers for the sector to be in position to become more profitable, Deutsche Bank Chief Executive John Cryan said on Wednesday, amid a report Germany's biggest lender had looked at No. 2 player Commerzbank.