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.
National Australia Bank is aiming to chop its Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank operations off its books and hive it off onto the London stock market after the UK units' raft of costly problems weighed heavily on the parent company's balance sheet.