RBS makes £400m provision for forex probe

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

UK to repay part of perpetual WWI loans

Government says will redeem remaining £218m of the 4% Consol

Hungary abandons plan for internet tax

Orbán’s announcement follows demonstrations against government

Nikkei hits 7 year high on BoJ boost

Dollar jumps above Y111 and gold slumps

Poll predicts Scottish wipeout for Labour

Mori suggests party could lose almost all of its 41 seats

Men earn more if parents have degrees

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

Sony to pull back from China mobile market

Move aims to fix smartphones business after $1.2bn quarterly loss

WPP revenues beat forecasts

World’s largest advertising group warns of tough year ahead

Warm weather to hurt SuperGroup profits

Clothing retailer’s new chief executive rules out discounting

Russia and Ukraine reach gas deal

Agreement forestalls potential winter energy crisis for Europe

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Greater Manchester to get new powers

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

Comment and Analysis

Markets wobble as policy crutches removed

Stronger growth needed for markets to stand on their own feet

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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

Good news with bad and ugly for Barclays

Investment bank performs poorly and forex woes persist

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