Russia raises interest rates to 9.5%

Central bank acts to steady rouble amid geopolitical isolation

Hungary abandons plan for internet tax

Orban’s announcement follows demonstrations against government

Eurozone inflation edges up in October

Figure remains well below the ECB’s policy target

BNP bounces back to profit after fine

French bank reports 10.6% rise in net income, beating expectations

Wall St eyes record after BoJ boost

Tokyo at 7-year high, buck jumps, yen and gold fall

RBS makes £400m provision for forex probe

Part-nationalised bank still manages £1.27bn pre-tax profit

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Israeli minister vetoed settlement funds

Finance chief refused funding that would inflame tensions

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ECB moves house after three-year delay

Costs spiralled to €1.2bn and tower not large enough for all staff

UK to repay part of perpetual war loans

Government to redeem £218m in 4% Consol issued in 1927

Democrats make last stand in Georgia

Demographic changes offer hope to the party in the South

Apple Watch set for face off with Swiss

Arrival of smartwatches as a new market segment set to rock Alps

Comment and Analysis

Markets wobble as policy crutches removed

Stronger growth needed for markets to stand on their own feet

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Operatic outrage trumps pop or hip-hop

Unlike ‘Klinghoffer’, popular music is silent on topics other than sex, writes Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

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The party is ending for Latin America

The region is looking at a slowdown, but things could be worse, says John Paul Rathbone

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