P&G to sell off Duracell battery business

Chief executive seeks to give company greater focus

UK economy grows 0.7% in third quarter

Britain among the fastest expanding economies in industrial world

City dwellers carry $650bn homes burden

Mix of rapid urban growth and housing shortage boosts costs

Ebola concerns hover over Wall Street

European stocks soft and Bund yields fall

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

Aid agency worker recently returned from Guinea, west Africa

Airbnb valued at $13bn with staff sale

Ranked among Silicon Valley’s most valuable private companies

Amazon shares tumble as losses blow out

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

Microsoft withstands shift to the cloud

Revenue and earnings ahead of Wall Street’s expectations

Weak exports weigh on S Korea GDP

Rising consumption offsets slowing shipments to China

Canadian PM faces pressure over radicals

Fatal attacks stoke national debate over role in world

EU tells Britain to pay extra €2.1bn

Better-performing UK economy leads to bigger slice for Brussels

Comment and Analysis

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Outlook for US currency clouded by bond yield turbulence

Hyundai Motor: at the crossroads?

Carmaker has grown into a mature global brand. It needs a similarly mature approach to investors

Thai economy tsar with a year to deliver

Junta-appointed finance minister faces a tricky 12 months

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