Strong corporation tax take has boosted Exchequer figures so far this year

Exchequer €805m ahead of target in year to June

17.06 The Exchequer collected €805m more than expected in the first six months of the year, according to the figures from the Department of Finance, putting tax take for the year to date 4.1% ahead of target.

The 2010 rig explosion killed 11 workers and spewed oil for 3 months on to the shorelines of several US states

BP settles US oil spill claims for $18.7 billion

15.28 BP has reached a $18.7 billion settlement with the US government and five states, a landmark deal that ends years of litigation over environmental damage and human casualties caused by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.

Dixons Carphone agrees deal with Sprint to open and manage Sprint-branded stores in the US

Dixons Carphone plans US tie-up

14.55 The newly created company behind Carphone Warehouse and Currys PC World has announced plans to launch up to 500 stores across the US under a tie-up with one of America's biggest telecoms firms.

Bank of England continuing to monitor Greek crisis

Greek situation 'very dangerous' - BoE deputy

12.23 Greece's deepening debt crisis has become "very dangerous" but there is no sign yet of it spreading to other countries on the periphery of the euro zone, Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe said.