LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top equity index staged a late rally on Thursday to recover from losses earlier in the day, with wealth management group St James's Place (SJP.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A smaller trade deficit and surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter, but domestic demand slipped, hinting at some loss of momentum.
LONDON� Royal Dutch Shell PLC on Thursday reported a 24% jump in third-quarter earnings, bucking falling oil prices and the recent sagging profits of its European peers.
... * Q3 trading profit rises 3 pct, in line with forecasts. * Strong growth in US artificial hips franchise. * Shares up 2.2 pct (Adds CEO comments, analyst reaction, shares).
US authorities have relaunched their probe into British bank Standard Chartered's breaking of sanctions on Iran, sending the company's share price tumbling.