Archive of 5 August 2011
Just when you thought the future might not be a post-apocalyptic wasteland after all, the markets go and let you down again.
This week's best political tweets in one handy location.
David Cohen, of Action Economics, tells the BBC that stock markets have been "under pressure" for some time.
Richard Hunter, head of UK equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, warns the Guardian that he does not think an improvement today is likely.
Stephen Hester, chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland, speaking on the Today programme, urges markets to be "calm" in face of turmoil.