Morning business news with Brian Finn

Morning business news - August 22

22 Aug At a time when companies across Europe are being hit by sanctions imposed by the Russian government, one company has managed to pull off something of a coup.

A look at some of today's business stories in the newspapers

Today in the press

22 Aug There will be no Wall Street economists in the audience when Janet Yellen addresses the Kansas City Fed's annual Jackson Hole conference for the first time as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve.

Euro zone's Composite Flash PMI fell to 52.8 in August from July's 53.8

Business growth slows in Europe and China

21 Aug Business growth in China and across Europe slowed this month - more evidence that the world economy is stuttering and may need more monetary stimulus to keep it going.

Oil prices rise on strong US economic data

Oil prices rise on strong US data

21 Aug World oil prices dropped today on fading fears that conflicts in crude producers Libya and Iraq would result in a major supply disruption.

Banks' increasingly complicated trading structures has made it hard for regulators to spot potential problems

US banks warned over poor data controls

21 Aug US regulators are sending some of the biggest global banks verbal warnings as they crack down on the firms' poor grasp of their own weaknesses, according to two sources familiar with the matter.