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 0.8 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.
(Corrects spelling of Permian Basin in paragraph 10). * Anglo-Dutch oil major posts 31 pct rise in headline earnings. * Decline in oil prices offset by strong refining, oil production.
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.