The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), on Tuesday, said it was in the UK's best interest to preserve close ties with the EU, having weakened in the aftermath of Brexit, to boost productivity as well as maintaining future living standards.
Data out on Tuesday for the the UK showed year-on-year inflation hit a five year high of 3%.
Spanish equities look unusually cheap, said Credit Suisse on Tuesday, as political risk is "overstated" and the country is on track for at least 3% growth, with employment, housing and construction all on a growth tear.
US President Donald Trump fell almost 100 places in the annual release of the Forbes rich list, while Microsoft founder Bill Gates remained atop the rankings.
US retail sales soared in September led by a surge in those for motor vehicles and parts.
US headline inflation increased less than expected last month but core prices jumped well above forecasts, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday that Australia had seen some of the highest levels of income inequality growth on the planet since the 1980s, just weeks after Treasurer Scott Morrison denied inequality was worsening across the nation.