RBS posts £1.27bn profit in third quarter

Part-nationalised bank benefits from growing UK, Irish economies

Russia and Ukraine reach gas deal

Agreement forestalls potential winter energy crisis for Europe

Men earn more if parents have degrees

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

Nikkei hits 7 year high on BoJ boost

Dollar jumps above Y111 and gold slumps

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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

Australian betting market off to the races

Foreign players piling in to A$22bn bookmaking industry

Military seizes power in Burkina Faso

Compaoré says he will step down after transitional period

Shadow banking nears pre-crisis peak

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

Poll predicts Scottish wipeout for Labour

Mori suggests party could lose almost all of its 41 seats

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US real GDP growth

GDP takeaways: It could be as good as it gets

Takeaways from the strong US growth figures

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Global army hot on the trail of trolls

Content moderators that go to the dark side of web

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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US billionaires beat campaign cash rules

‘Common good’ proves to be malleable concept

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