Ineon, the petrochemicals group owned by Jim Ratcliffe, has applied for a judicial review of the Scottish government's decision to ban fracking announced in October.
Chief executive of JP Morgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, offered a forecast for US economic growth that was comfortably ahead of even the most optimistic projections from economists.
The Republican- controlled Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected on Monday the Trump administration's plans to breathe new life into the country's coal and nuclear power plants through subsidies.
The coalition government of Belgium was said to be at risk of collapse over a scandal regarding the forced repatriation of more than 100 Sudanese nationals.
North Korea and South Korea are embracing talks aimed at improving relations between the two countries.
Parliament has warned Barclays not to halt payouts to 80,000 customers who were mis-sold credit card plans or it could lead to customers being entitled to compensation of £200m.
Major British companies were hit by more than 230,000 cyber-attacks each during 2017, as attacks in the fourth quarter increased 24% over the same time a year earlier.
Unemployment in the eurozone shrank modestly towards the end of last year, approaching a nine-year low as economic conditions in the bloc continue to improve.