David Cameron said a re-elected Conservative government would raise the threshold for the country's 40 percent rate of income tax
Factory activity in the euro zone slowed in September, as Germany's manufacturing sector contracted for the first time in 15 months.
Tesco said Britain's financial watchdog had started a full investigation into the company in the wake of an accounting scandal.
Supermarket chain Sainsbury's saw sales slip in its second quarter, with shoppers making more frequent visits but spending less.
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BMW is "fully hedged" against the falling euro says Ian Robertson, head of sales and marketing at BMW, adding that the weaker currency should not affect the group's 2014 performance.
Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, says the ECB will have to take a more "aggressive" approach going forward as demand for credit remains weak and spare capacity is "very significant".