WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter, but other details of Thursday's report hinted at some loss of momentum in activity.
After a positive start from Footsie, the blue chip index was sinking in early deals as traders mulled the end of QE across the pond and a clutch of corporate updates.
LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L) will announce how much it has set aside to cover potential fines for manipulating currency markets when it reports third-quarter results on Friday, several banking sources said.
FRANKFURT Oct 30 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is seeking help from four major asset managers to carry out purchases of securitised private debt, which it expects will start in November as a key part of its stimulus measures to stave off deflation.
LONDON - Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday that third-quarter earnings rose as it started to benefit from cost-cutting and from its large liquefied natural gas business.