The Czech parliament’s upper house backs US plans to build a missile defence radar base on Czech soil, despite Russian opposition.
A US team produces a computer model to predict the rate at which ice shelves break apart into icebergs.
England’s players will fly home on Friday following terror attacks in Mumbai, but their Test series against India will go ahead.
Indian forces move to retake a Mumbai Jewish centre where hostages are being held, while continuing to clear two luxury hotels seized by gunmen in Wednesday’s attacks.
Andy Verity and Mickey Clark present this morning’s business stories, including:
What a week it’s been for retailers. Shops are doing what they can to get us in through their doors and get us buying. But will shoppers get into the spirit? We’ll also be talking about Black Friday in the US; one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Also on the programme we discuss the Bombay Stock Exchange which reopens after remaining closed yesterday in light of the terrorist attacks.
Finally, there’s a warning that investors are being lured into buying controversial with-profits bonds by insurers looking to cash in on falling interest rates and see-sawing stock markets. We discuss what problems are tied with these types of investments.
About 1,000 representatives of the world’s leading religions are gathering in Sweden for summit on climate change – said to be the first of its kind.