Amazon and eBay profit from 'rogue traders' who defraud taxpayers and businesses to the tune of �1.5billion a year, MPs have found.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has said that the UK government should raise taxes for the self-employed and cut pensioner benefits in order to afford measures to boost weak productivity growth.
Shares in Merlin Entertainments slumped by 16 per cent despite the company revealing plans to create a Bear Grylls Adventure attraction and netting a deal to establish Peppa Pig-themed hotels worldwide.
Early falls for both of Australia's largest mining groups initially put a damper on a positive session in Sydney as forex trading remained muted during a speech from Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing and oil continued to gain.
Life in Britain is becoming more expensive with inflation hitting a five-year high in September, putting pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates for the first time in more than a decade.