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.
The US economy expanded at an annualised rate of 3.5 per cent in the third quarter of 2014, ending years of mediocre domestic growth and shaking off the more recent weakness in other major global economies.
Gasoline prices are shown at a Shell gas station in Encinitas, California. As the price of oil falls, major oil companies will find it increasingly important to trim investment and costs.
... * 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.