UK FINANCIAL NEWS
UK looks at payments to energy suppliers to shield consumers from high bills
Big boost to UK offshore wind capacity from Scottish auction
International oil prices trade close to seven-year high
Has Sony become the entertainment group it always wanted to be?
China and Russia test the limits of EU power
Improving financial literacy must be a priority for Europe
Tory MPs endure angry reaction from voters to No 10 parties

UK SMALLER COMPANIES
Hospitality sector warns failure to deliver UK Covid grants could set it back further
How can investors find tomorrow’s tech titans?
Confusion reigns over software investor’s designs on M&C Saatchi
Money Clinic podcast: Get on top of your tax return
Trade show organisers remain bullish despite Omicron blow
Do not write off London’s IPO market as a lost cause
Only a quarter of small companies ready for new Brexit border checks, says trade body

WORLD FINANCIAL NEWS
Poorest countries face $11bn surge in debt repayments
China’s slowing growth will have a global impact
Venezuelan economy returns to growth as price rises slow
China rate cut: Winter Olympics helps push economy downhill
Xi defends crackdowns in ‘common prosperity’ drive
China and Russia test the limits of EU power
Attempts to chart supply chain crunch prove tricky

UK MARKETS
European shares rise as earnings season gets under way
Financial stocks slide in volatile end to week in US markets
Investors continue to shun UK equity funds
Darktrace: starting to shine again on upbeat forecasts
How to revive London’s flagging stock market
How can investors find tomorrow’s tech titans?
US Treasuries fall as fears subside over Omicron’s impact on recovery