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RBS reserves �400m for currency probe
Royal Bank of Scotland has set aside �400m to cover potential costs from an investigation into alleged manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
RBS sets aside �400 million to settle forex probe  The Independent
RBS: Ulster Bank remains a core part of our company  Herald Scotland
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FTSE rallies on Japan stimulus move
(Open): Shares were given a boost in early trade after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures.
GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares jump, yen slumps as BOJ cranks up stimulus  Reuters
Japan shares soar, yen skids after BOJ stuns with new easing steps  Reuters UK
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Government to pay off some of WW1 debt
The UK Government has said that it will pay off part of the UK's First World War debt by refinancing bonds issued in 1917. The Treasury said it will redeem �218m of the �2bn of debt outstanding from the 1914-18 war.
Britain to repay �2bn First World War debt  The Independent
UK government finally repays World War One bonds  Telegraph.co.uk
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Mortgage costs could rise as Bank of England introduces tough safety nets for ...
Britain's banks will be forced to maintain significant financial safety nets under rules announced on Friday that industry leaders say could raise the cost of mortgages and penalise building societies.
UK outlines new legal powers for Bank of England to regulate mortgages  MSN UK
Bank of England to control mortgage loans  Irish Independent
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UK Consumer Confidence Edges Down on Economic Growth Woes
Consumer confidence in the UK declined for a second straight month in October as Britons still remain pessimistic about the economy.
October sees consumer confidence decrease  Furniture News Magazine
Consumer confidence slips as Christmas season approaches  Retail Week
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SuperGroup rejects discounting despite profit warning
SuperGroup's chief executive said the clothing retailer will not start discounting, despite warning that it would miss its full-year profits by as much as 17 per cent due to unseasonably warm weather in the past two months.
SuperGroup shares slide as firm warns on profit  Daily Mail
UPDATE 2-SuperGroup shares slide as firm warns on profit  Reuters
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BA profits lift IAG to top of London index
London's equity markets enjoyed a boost in early trade on Friday, picking up the momentum after strong gains in Asia, with airline group IAG leading the pack after better than forecast earnings.
UPDATE 1-British Airways owner ups profit forecast after Q3 profit jump  Reuters
British Airways Owner IAG Boosts Earnings 30% on Spanish Cuts  Businessweek
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Advertising group WPP sticks to full-year outlook despite slowdown
LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - WPP Plc, the advertising group run by high-profile executive Martin Sorrell, posted a slightly lower-than-expected 3 percent quarterly sales rise, reflecting growing concerns over geopolitical tensions and a slowdown in the global ...
WPP revenues beat forecasts  Financial Times
UPDATE 1-WPP third-quarter net sales slow, reiterates outlook  Reuters
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Record 33 �1m homes sold every day
A record 33 sales of homes worth at least �1 million took place in Britain every day typically during the first half of this year, research has revealed.
More �1m homes sold in St Albans than Scotland  Telegraph.co.uk
Million pound home sales at record high  Financial Reporter
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Lloyds dealt new blow with mis-selling charge
LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyds has taken another 900 million pound charge to compensate customers mis-sold loan insurance, delivering a further blow to the lender which only narrowly passed European health checks on the sector's finances.
Banking: The cost of fintech  Euromoney Magazine
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