RBS makes £400m provision for forex probe

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

SuperGroup blames weather for profit warning

Forecast downgrade echoes those of other retailers

Russia and Ukraine reach gas deal

Agreement forestalls potential winter energy crisis for Europe

Nikkei hits 7 year high on BoJ boost

Dollar jumps above Y111 and gold slumps

Men earn more if parents have degrees

Report finds qualifications, or lack of them, directly affect earnings

WPP sales beat market forecasts

Advertising group warns of tough year ahead

BNP Paribas returns to profit

French lender reports 10.6% rise in net income

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Greater Manchester to get new powers

‘Metro mayor’ and more say on schools and housing in package

StanChart faces US sanctions probe

US investigates whether transactions were concealed

Citigroup takes $600m hit on legal charge

Unforeseen bill cuts third quarter result from $3.4bn to $2.8bn

Poll predicts Scottish wipeout for Labour

Mori suggests party could lose almost all of its 41 seats

Comment and Analysis

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Foreign players piling in to A$22bn bookmaking industry

Good news with bad and ugly for Barclays

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US real GDP growth

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Takeaways from the strong US growth figures

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