UK economy grows 0.7% in third quarter

Britain among the fastest expanding economies in industrial world

US accuses allies of buying Isis oil

Islamist group earning as much as $1m a day, says Treasury official

EU agrees target to cut gas emissions

Leaders overcome resistance from eastern member states

BASF slashes forecasts on slower global growth

Chemical producer expects market to remain volatile and challenging

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

Aid agency worker recently returned from Guinea, west Africa

City dwellers carry $650bn homes burden

Mix of rapid urban growth and housing shortage boosts costs

Pearson reiterates guidance as sterling slips

Sales rise 1% at constant exchange rates in first nine months

Microsoft withstands shift to the cloud

Revenue and earnings ahead of Wall Street’s expectations

Amazon shares tumble as losses blow out

Ecommerce group promises ‘selective’ spending after $437m loss

Airbnb valued at $13bn with staff sale

Ranked among Silicon Valley’s most valuable private companies

Figure from LME Sumitomo scandal returns

Former principal at Winchester Commodities re-emerges on scene

Comment and Analysis

Japan blighted by zombie housing

Shrinking population and ‘scrap and build’ culture lead to 8m empty homes

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Don’t get your marijuana investment advice from Twitter (or anywhere else)

Stories of ill-fated speculators seeking quick riches and being burnt

Rail line is lightning rod for Jerusalem tensions

Service touted as breakthrough to navigate divided city attracts violence

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