Sterling tumbling, gilt yields at near record lows, balance of payments dire, business confidence flatlining: no wonder Mark Carney brought the eleven horsemen – and women – of the apocalypse with him to the Treasury select committee.
Citibank is shutting down certain accounts in Venezuela, much to the chagrin of the country's president.
Abiding memories of the 144th Open are inevitably a Monday finish and Zach Johnson holding the Claret Jug.
One of the oddities about Open venues is that they often seem to turn up a similar type of champion to the ones they produced previously. This is certainly true of Royal Troon, which in the last six instances has thrown up an American winner, more often than not an unheralded one.
Rory McIlroy has delivered the most withering criticism of golf’s inclusion in the Olympics, suggesting the sport was irrelevant in the context of the Games and also admitting he was “not sure” whether he would even be watching it.
The complexity of the UK’s efforts to disentangle itself from the European Union has been made clear by the foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, who said the process might take as long as six years to complete and the possibility of signing bilateral trade deals in the interim may be limited.
Jeremy Corbyn’s name must appear on the ballot paper in the forthcoming leadership election triggered by Angela Eagle’s challenge, Labour’s ruling national executive committee has ruled.
The leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, made fun of former party leadership hopefuls Andrea Leadsom and Boris Johnson during a lighthearted speech to journalists in Westminster.
'The right thing to do'.
The only Scottish independence Andy Murray is interested in this week is his own and, unshackled from extraneous distractions, he is doing an excellent job of rediscovering the focus that went missing in the early stages of the French Open last month.
The big man is back.
Chris Coleman said it was an indescribable feeling to lead Wales to the Euro 2016 semi-finals but insisted his players would be keeping their feet on the ground after an emphatic 3-1 defeat of Belgium in Lille.