The government is set to make it illegal for hospitality bosses to withhold tips from their workers.
Some petrol stations closed on Thursday amid a driver shortage that has caused havoc with supply chains.
Chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou has been detained in Canada over US fraud charges since 2018.
Several energy suppliers, such as Avro Energy and Green, have gone bust in recent weeks.
Many companies in Germany are focused on short-term survival in the hope of medium-term revival.
The sportswear giant and retailer are struggling to source products due to supply chain issues.
They are due to meet on Friday afternoon despite the transport secretary saying fuel will "continue to flow".
The debt-laden developer is due to make a $83.5m interest payment on an overseas bond on Thursday.
Passengers arriving at UK airports suffer delays after an IT problem hits self-service passport gates.
People are awaiting decisions by the regulator about which surviving company will take on their supply.
The government said it is "looking at options" to deal with labour shortages ahead of Christmas.
Low-income families face a £710 rise in costs, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation estimates.
Business minister Paul Scully says the government needs to plan for a lengthy spell of high gas prices.
The oil firm said only "a handful" of sites are affected by the fuel supply issues.
Trading Bitcoin and other crypto-currenices is a criminal activity, China's central bank says.
Financial markets have been rocked this week by concerns over the firm's more than $300bn of debt.
The Advertising Standards Authority will launch inquiries into false environmental claims made in ads.
The company is also due to make a $83.5m interest payment on an offshore bond on Thursday.
The government should concentrate on how people can use less energy so they pay less, a supplier says.
The Bank of England keeps its interest rate at 0.1% and maintains its bond-buying programme.
The energy regulator says "well above" hundreds of thousands of customers may be left in limbo as more suppliers fold.
The central bank may start paring back its emergency support for the economy "soon" - but didn't say when.
Empty supermarket shelves may become commonplace as labour shortages bite, industry bodies say.
Staff should not have the right to ask for flexible working from day one of new job, an employer says.