The U.S. economy expanded at a healthy pace during the third quarter, a sign of sustained growth fueled by government spending and a narrower trade deficit despite mounting concerns about the health of overseas economies.
... * FTSE 100 down 0.5 pct. * Commodity stocks impacted by rise in U.S. dollar. * Concerns about competition impact BT's shares.
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.
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.
LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar climbed to its highest in more than three weeks against a basket of currencies, buoyed by higher U.S.