About 24,000 people have yet to reclaim their savings which were trapped in the collapsed Icesave internet bank.
Asking prices on unsold homes have dropped an average drop of £22,061 over the past week, a property website says.
Rules that try to ensure consumers get better information when buying broadband come into force on 5 December.
The Bank of England has cut interest rates by one percentage point from 3% to 2%, their lowest level since 1951.
At least 16 people are killed in a shootout between gunmen and police in the Philippine capital, Manila.
British PM Gordon Brown calls for a stand against Robert Mugabe, saying Zimbabwe’s cholera crisis is an “international emergency”.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is to meet eastern European leaders to try to agree on an EU climate change package.