Shadow banking nears pre-crisis peak

FSB data put sector’s assets at more than $75tn

Russia and Ukraine close to gas deal

EU-brokered agreement would end months-long standoff

Poll predicts Scottish wipeout for Labour

Mori suggests party could lose almost all of its 41 seats

Tim Cook says ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Apple chief goes public to ‘help others’

Barclays sets aside £500m for forex probe

Investment bank decline limits rise in third-quarter profit

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Housing market shows more signs of cooling

Nationwide says average UK house price hits record at £189,333

BT lifts payout as broadband take-up grows

Sports TV rights spur acquisition of new customers

Blow to asset managers in ETF arena

SEC denies applications for actively managed exchange-traded funds

Bad loans surge at China’s biggest banks

ICBC and CCB report biggest quarterly jump in at least 7 years

Shell taps ex-BofA man to be new chairman

Oil major’s third-quarter profits above expectations

Jerusalem on edge after shooting of rabbi

Attack raises fears of a broader Israeli-Palestinian confrontation

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29: An American flag waves outside the United States Capitol building as Congress remains gridlocked over legislation to continue funding the federal government September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution with language to defund U.S. President Barack Obama's national health care plan yesterday, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated the U.S. Senate will not consider the legislation as passed by the House. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Spanish recovery lays bare social crisis

Concern over the fate of Spain’s long-term unemployed

Zambia investors uneasy after Sata death

Investor-friendly reputation has been on the wane

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