Black Friday sales descend into chaos

Retailers’ websites close to collapse in rush for pre-Christmas offers

Brussels warns France over budget

France close to becoming first eurozone country to be fined under EU rules

Opec decision hits energy shares

Crude price plunge sparks warnings of capital spending cutbacks

UK house prices hit record but growth slows

Average values increase at a slower rate

Militants crave snacks of west they hate

Rebels demand chocolate and crisps despite forcing cafés to close

Telecoms groups shake up TV scene

Battle to own content heats up as broadband providers branch out

Songbird bidders to consider withdrawal

Move follows independent valuation of the Canary Wharf majority owner

Ofgem takes action to cut energy bills

UK power companies face tougher than expected price targets

Microbreweries shake up European market

Number of start-ups rise as drinking habits change

Pope starts testing trip to Turkey

Pontiff praises country for accepting Syrian refugees

ThyssenKrupp cable free lift

ThyssenKrupp unveils cable-free elevators

‘Holy grail’ design would allow multiple lifts to use the same shaft

Comment and Analysis

Roald Dahl’s magic and mayhem on stage

The author’s only play flopped but since then his works have proved big hits. Matt Trueman talks to playwrights about the perils and pleasures of adapting his stories

India’s right denounces ‘love jihad’

Conservative Hindus see intermarriage as a Muslim plot

City Insider

Old school broker Finegold soaks it up

Colin Fan fan mail, HSBC magic tricks and BNP’s special adviser

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