HSBC to set aside £400m for forex probe

UK bank expected to reveal charge alongside results

BoE proposes stricter bank leverage ratio

Plans aimed at restricting borrowing to curb risk of bank failures

UK to repay part of perpetual war loans

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

IAG raises 2014 profit target

British Airways’ parent benefits from rivals’ problems

Russia raises interest rates to 9.5%

Central bank acts to steady rouble amid geopolitical isolation

Burkina Faso protests follow army coup

West African nation an important ally of US and France

Terrorism insurance costs set to soar

Osborne seeks big rise in cash UK Treasury receives from Pool Re

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Lapid vetoed spending on settlements

Israeli finance minister refused funding that would inflame tensions

RBS makes £400m provision for forex probe

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

WPP revenues beat forecasts

World’s largest advertising group warns of tough year ahead

Markets wobble as policy crutches removed

Stronger growth needed for markets to stand on their own feet

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Australian betting market off to the races

Foreign players pile in to A$22bn bookmaking industry

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The party is ending for Latin America

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Good news with bad and ugly for Barclays

Investment bank performs poorly and forex woes persist

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