Friday 17.30 GMT. US stocks were trading at record highs, the dollar at a four-year peak and gold at a four-year low after the Bank of Japan delivered a final twist in what had already been an extraordinary month for the markets.
LONDON� Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC on Friday said it set aside �400 million ($640 million) to cover potential fines for the alleged manipulation of foreign-exchange rates, as the U.K.
The threat of a triple-dip recession in the eurozone, civil unrest in China and the Ebola crisis have created an unprecedented number of headwinds for the global economy, according to the chief executive of WPP.
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' �218m of the UK's �2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds originally issued by Winston Churchill.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Inflation crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro in October - but the rise to an annual 0.4 percent offered little relief to the European Central Bank as it tries to boost a weak economy.