The European Central Bank has expressed concerns the Irish Republic's 85bn euro ($112bn; £72bn) bail-out package could affect its ability to provide further support to eurozone members.
The bank said possible flaws in the Irish bail-out legislation could compromise its ability to provide collateral for future funding, writes the BBC.
It said it had concerns over the quality of collateral to cover loans.
On Friday, credit rating agency Moody's cut sharply the Republic's debt rating.
RBS seeks to pay cash bonuses as bankers prepare to meet Cable
Royal Bank of Scotland wants to pay cash bonuses to its investment bankers for the first time since it was bailed out by the taxpayer in 2008 in a move that risks re-igniting the row over City pay.
As bank bosses prepared for a show down with Vince Cable and George Osborne, RBS was considering whether it could pay cash bonuses of up to £50,000 to its key staff, who have been banned from getting cash payouts, writes the Guardian. Instead most of them received their bonuses in the bank's debt since the crisis.
Any move would need to be sanctioned by UK Financial Investments, which controls the 84% stake owned by the taxpayer, and might face opposition from the business secretary, who insisted the coalition was determined to crack down on "unacceptable bonuses". Cable also kept alive the option of fresh taxes on the industry.
CBI joins detractors over Bank forecasting
The Bank of England's credibility has once again been thrown into question after the CBI suggested the central bank's inflation and interest rate expectations were too conservative.
In the latest blow to the Bank, the CBI warned higher than projected price rises will force policymakers to start raising interest rates in the spring to curb the threat to the economy, writes the Telegraph.
The business leaders' organisation is the latest in a string of influential economists or industry bodies to question the Bank's assurances it will soon bring inflation under control and its forecasts come as Mervyn King, the Bank's governor, has also faced criticism for being too close to the coalition.
Business confidence falls to 18-month low
Confidence among Britain's businesses has slumped to an 18-month low, raising the prospect of weaker growth in the new year, according to new research by Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets.
The monthly snapshot of business sentiment showed 31% of businesses were feeling more pessimistic in November than three months ago; 37% were feeling more optimistic, taking the overall balance to 6% - the lowest since March last year, writes the Independent.
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